I'm trying to run a normal update so that I can install some other packages. However whenever I run it apt-get hangs on:
Get:26 http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ stretch/non-free Translation-en [79.2 kB] 0% [Working]
I originally had an iinet mirror, and I even switched to the main ftp.debian.org one. Neither worked.
I've cleared temp data with:
sudo apt-get clean
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*
but it still hangs!
I've removed apt-get with
dpkg --force-depends --purge apt
and then reinstalled it by downloading the apt package from Debian's website but still no dice.
What could possibly be causing it to not do a simple update procedure?
I have made it ignore Tranlsations-en by following the selected answer here. Now it hangs on:
Get:21 http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ stretch/main i386 Packages [7,074 kB]
Based off a few other questions I tried to force apt-get to only use IPv4 addresses as this apparently can solve hanging problems.
sudo apt-get -o Acquire::ForceIPv4=true update
I manually installed aptitude alongside apt-get using dpkg. However
sudo aptitude update
ALSO hangs! At the same place. Except it displays 100% rather than 0%...
Get: 24 http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ stretch/non-free Translation-en [79.2 kB] 100% [Working]