Ubuntu – Stuck at 0% [waiting for headers]


On googling this error it seems that a lot of people are having this issue.

apt-get upgrade hangs at 0% [waiting for headers] apt-get install apache2 hangs at 0% [waiting for headers]. Some apt-get commands are working, but only certain packages.

Any ideas? I don't think this is an issue with slow repos because I've had it up for a long while and it hasn't budged from 0%. I have edited sources.list but I removed the lines I added when this issue presented itself and it hasn't made a difference.

Any clues would be really useful.

Best Answer

Try to change the server selecting update manager, definitions,downloading from, then select a server more near you. and then try again.

Edit: see this link on how to add it by editing sources.list. How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror?