High traffic on the package repositories

Our main repository packages.linuxmint.com isn’t currently able to serve connections to everybody. This can result in errors, timeouts and delays in apt-get, and in your update manager.

Please switch to a mirror while we fix this situation:

  • From the menu, open “Software Sources” (or type “mintsources” in a terminal)
  • Type your password
  • Click on the combo box beside “Main”
  • Select a server from the top of the list
  • Click on “Apply”
  • Click on “Update the Cache”

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. Our traffic doubled since November and we’re now trying to set up a cluster of servers.