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Temporary failure resolving ‘archive.ubuntu.com’

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apt-get (Advanced Packaging Tool OR APT) is a free user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and its variants.

When performing an update you might receive an error as below.

Err http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg
Temporary failure resolving ‘archive.ubuntu.com’
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release.gpg
Temporary failure resolving ‘archive.ubuntu.com’
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release.gpg
Temporary failure resolving ‘archive.ubuntu.com’
Reading package lists… Done
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving ‘archive.ubuntu.com’

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving ‘archive.ubuntu.com’

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-security/Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving ‘archive.ubuntu.com’

This is because your server cannot resolve the repositories and perform the update. What you need to do is check the resolvers set on the server. Check for the file /etc/resolv.conf. See if the resolvers are correct and can be connected. Else, update the free resolvers. Example is as below.

nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 4.4.4.4

You can opt for our VPS hosting plan if you want Debian/Ubuntu installed.

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