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Friendica Ubuntu Server: APT-GET No Longer Works! Help please!


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I have my Ubuntu 12.04 server set to static IP on my router and in /etc/network/interfaces i transferred my domain name from domain.com to my home IP (comcast) and my dns is set to use comcast as well:


# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
dns-search http://www.comcast.com

I can confirm that my /etc/resolv.conf is picking up my dns

# Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
search http://www.comcast.com

Not sure if it matter but here is my host file as well:       localhost       mysite.net       Social.mysite.net      mysite.net      Social.mysite.net

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

I can ping mysite.net and i can access it from the outside web. as well as security.ubuntu.com

but when i tried to do an apt-get update or install (when trying to install the postfix mail stuff for friendica)

I receive an Error issue with resolving:

root@hostname:~# apt-get update
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg
  Temporary failure resolving 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
Err http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg
  Temporary failure resolving 'security.ubuntu.com'
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg
  Temporary failure resolving 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
0% [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com]

I have also tried setting my DNS to use Google's but received the same resolving error.

I've been working on this for 3 days and still can't figure out why i can't resolve this resolving issue.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

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I created a new and went back through the steps of setting up a static IP.

Meaning i set it up on the server side and set the IP to static within my router as well.

Something i noticed is when i log into my router's UI.

I can no longer see my server as a connected device.

This is strange because i can clearly see my test webpages externally.


ok after some playing around this is what i figured out:

I can manual set my IP to static in /etc/network/interfaces, while in my router keeping the IP dhcp and apt-get update works fine until i set up my FQDN in /etc/hosts.

Once i set my FQDN in /etc/hosts i loss the ability to use apt-get.

EDIT # 2 :

Instead of setting my FQDN to as shown above, i can set it to  mysite.net localhost

And i can still access my site externally my going to mysite.net and use apt-get update.

From what i have read in the Ubuntu documentation this is a in correct configuration though.

Edited by bytedeez
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