Edit: The repositories are working fine again. Sorry for the downtime and the inconvenience.
Original message below:
We’re experiencing problems with the server hosting our repositories. As we can’t access it remotely we’ve ordered a manual intervention and we’re currently waiting for this to happen.
In the meantime you can use Linux Mint just as you did before but:
- mintUpdate will be slower to refresh (it will try to download the latest safety rules from that server, then timeout, then work normally)
- you will see error messages when updating your APT cache
- the website http://packages.linuxmint.com will be unavailable
- you SHOULD NOT upgrade from Mint 6 to Mint 7 (wait until this problem is solved before upgrading, otherwise you’ll miss all the packages maintained by Mint and you’ll only get an update on the Ubuntu package base itself)
Our apologies for the inconvenience. We’re trying to fix this problem as quick as possible.