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Failed to download gnome extensions error

Postby vinoman » 2020-01-05 16:29

I get this message when opening Software app:

failed to download updates from extensions.gnome.org and odrs.gnome.org
https://extensions.gnome.org//static/extensions.json
cannot resolve hostname

Why does this happen and how do I correct this problem?

Running Debian 10 Gnome
Thanks
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Re: Failed to download gnome extensions error

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-01-06 14:14

Check the output of
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hostnamectl

And read the man page to find out how to use it.
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Re: Failed to download gnome extensions error

Postby vinoman » 2020-01-06 15:15

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Check the output of
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hostnamectl

And read the man page to find out how to use it.


Thank you, but I don't see what that has to do with the question. I don't see that message coming up today when checking Software. It could have corrected itself.

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davek@debian:~$ hostnamectl
   Static hostname: debian
         Icon name: computer-desktop
           Chassis: desktop
        Machine ID: 80a70a2bb8034191baefafeba879217a
           Boot ID: ec287984a5da475fa37a024f2ab1995a
  Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
            Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-6-amd64
      Architecture: x86-64
davek@debian:~$ man hostnamectl
davek@debian:~$
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Re: Failed to download gnome extensions error

Postby shep » 2020-01-07 13:51

There are security issues with some gnome extensions that you will have to override in order to install non-debian software.
Some of the more popular extensions have been reviewed for security and made into debian packages. For example:
https://packages.debian.org/sid/gnome-shell-extension-dashtodock

You can search the link above for other extensions. Installing debian packages is an easier, safer route if it is available in the debian repositories.
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Re: Failed to download gnome extensions error

Postby vinoman » 2020-01-07 21:58

Thanks, I haven't installed any gnome extensions except for the ones that came with gnome tweaks. Only two I use are Applications and Places on the top bar.
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