[New to whonix, just sinking into the beasties …]
Why does aptitude update fail (almost?) all the time? e.g.
Err http://ftp.us.debian.org jessie InRelease
Temporary failure resolving ‘ftp.us.debian.org’
W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie/updates/InRelease:
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Seems to me I have seen it work - perhaps only shortly after boot time / while Tor is establishing itself?
- is there a link that explains what’s going on / why it sometimes works but mostly doesn’t / how to work with it?
Now, to be fair … I only just noticed that apt-get update seems to work just fine - but I have always used / am used to ‘aptitude’. (Let alone aptitude upgrade not apt-get dist-upgrade. Never mind safe-upgrade.) Each to his own, it just took me a long time to figure this out. (That’s not a complaint.)
Similarly, I only just noticed that it is fine on whonix-workstation, it’s only on whonix-gateway where I see this.
So, I guess my real question is … is there a link towards descriptions of why this is working the way it is on whonix-gateway, advice (against, no doubt) installing software on whonix-gateway, and issues surrounding such?
e.g. seems to me that nslookup and ping fail too. traceroute even. However, nslookup now appears to be working, ping not working makes sense, and nslookup -4T effects the same connectivity sanity check. (But shows no path steps - no doubt intentional / a good thing.)
- which is all to say, I guess in my reading through the wiki I missed any ‘nature of the whonix-gateway environment’ section. Any links?
[I get the standard disclaimer, any changes potentially increases your exposure or potential for anonymizing failure, etc.]
- and, in writing this, I notice that cut and paste (the clipboard) between host and whonix-workstation works fine, but not whonix-gateway. Pointers to links explaining that would also be welcome.
Kubuntu LTS w/ virtualbox