Re: Access to repos blocked
Of course I tried other mirrors, 3 of them in fact. All reported the
same error. I then tried the Debian forums and discovered the blocking
problem. That's when I sent the message below. Having never experienced
either problem in the past, I thought the problems were related.
While waiting for a response, I tried more mirrors and finally found one
that worked. This little incident could sum up my entire career with
computers. I routinely encounter the most unlikely of coincidences,
confounding straightforward attempts at troubleshooting. I could write a
book, but anyone reading it would be encouraged to avoid computers like
"The world is a dangerous place to live -- not because of the people who
are evil but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
On Tue, Mar 8, 2016, at 12:55, Rick Thomas wrote:
> On Mar 6, 2016, at 11:12 PM, MH <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Debian Jessie
> > Recently ran into a problem with aptitude. I get the following message:
> > E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found
> > Since I am not using ANY HTTPS repos, I should not be getting the above error.
> > Still, after searching the Internet for similar problems I installed the apt-
> > transport-https package. I got a different error.
> > I tried to submit a request for help on the Debian forums, but when I tried to
> > register I received a warning that my ISP had been blocked as a source of
> > spamming networks.
> > I'm guessing the two issues are related, since I can still access non-official
> > repositories, including Kubuntu repositories (VM) without a problem. While I
> > can sympathize with a need to fight spam, I don't think blocking access to
> > security updates is the best way to go about this.
> > Since I have only one ISP option (rural Thailand), I'm concerned. I've brought
> > the matter to the attention of my ISP, but given the Debian mirrors and forums
> > are the only sites I can find (out of about 100 regularly visited) that are
> > blocking my ISP, it's going to be a tough sell to get them to do anything. I'm
> > sure few if any of their other users are complaining.
> > Please advise. I'd hate to have to abandon Debian after nearly 10 years of
> > daily use just to keep my computers up to date.
> > --
> > "The world is a dangerous place to live -- not because of the people who are
> > evil but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
> > --Albert Einstein
> There are lots of Debian repo mirrors. If one is blocking you, maybe try
> Hoping that helps...