Terminal: "Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead"


#1

Hello there. I’ve been trying to download Steam through the Endless app center, but it won’t open, saying that “You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6”. I’ve searched around the internet for solutions and one that I’ve often founda was to open the Terminal and type “sudo apt-get update”, followed by some other steps. Although, whenever I try to do that in my laptop, the result is always as follows:

Reading package lists… Done
W: Failed to fetch http://obs-master.endlessm-sf.com:82/shared/eos/dists/eos3.6/InRelease Could not connect to obs-master.endlessm-sf.com:82 (52.25.213.40), connection timed out
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Does anyone know why that may be happening?


#2

What version of Endless OS are you using?
To check which version of Endless OS you are in Settings :arrow_right: Details


#3

I am currently using 3.6.2


#4
  1. Open the application called ‘Terminal’
  2. In this application run the command:

flatpak install --system flathub org.freedesktop.Platform.Compat.i386 -y


#5

Did it. The following message appeared:

Looking for matches…
Skipping: org.freedesktop.Platform.Compat.i386/x86_64/18.08 is already installed


#6
  1. Open the application called ‘Terminal’
  2. In this application run the command:

flatpak reinstall --system flathub org.freedesktop.Platform.Compat.i386 -y


#7

eos-diagnostic-190809_175114_UTC-0300.txt (911.5 KB)

Also, if it may be of any help, the .txt above is an EOS Diagnostic made through the Terminal app.


#8

Tried the reinstall command. but the following error message appeared:

error: ‘reinstall’ is not a flatpak command. Did you mean ‘install’?

See ‘flatpak --help’


#9
  1. Open the application called ‘Terminal’
  2. In this application run the command:

flatpak install --reinstall flathub org.freedesktop.Platform.Compat.i386 -y


#10

Did it. Installation complete, according to the terminal.


#11

#12
  1. Open the application called ‘Terminal’
  2. In this application run the command:
flatpak update --appstream && flatpak update -y
flatpak run com.valvesoftware.Steam

#13

Took some time, but it worked! Thank you so much!

Interesting to know how Flatpak is different. Def something I’m going to learn if I ever have another problem working with the Terminal app. But for now, it’s time for me to kick into the gaming world of Steam :smiley: