2021-01-05 11:02

Installing XFCE/LXDE with RealVNC fails to fetch remote file


  • Date | Sun Oct 11 10:39:02 BST 2020
  • DietPi version | v6.32.2 (MichaIng/master)
  • Image creator | DietPi Core Team
  • Pre-image | Raspbian Lite
  • Hardware | RPi 3 Model B+ (armv7l) (ID=3)
  • Kernel version | Linux DietPi 5.4.51-v7+ #1333 SMP Mon Aug 10 16:45:19 BST 2020 armv7l GNU/Linux
  • Distro | buster (ID=5,RASPBIAN=1)
  • Command | wget --spider -t 1 -T 5 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichaIng/DietPi/master/.conf/dps_6/99-dietpi-dpms_off.conf
  • Exit code | 4
  • Software title | DietPi-Software

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Select LXDE or XFCE with RealVNC from dietpi-software optimised list.
  2. Install as normal

Expected behaviour:

  • Install LXDE or XFCE desktop environments with RealVNC server software

Actual behaviour:

  • A remote file is not fetched and the installation stops to retry or exit

Extra details:

  • No extra steps, automatic installation

Additional logs:

Spider mode enabled. Check if remote file exists.
--2020-10-11 10:39:02--  https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichaIng/DietPi/master/.conf/dps_6/99-dietpi-dpms_off.conf
Resolving raw.githubusercontent.com (raw.githubusercontent.com)... failed: Name or service not known.
wget: unable to resolve host address ‘raw.githubusercontent.com’


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  • weixin_39575410 weixin_39575410 4月前


    many thanks for your message. It seems you have a local DNS issue as you are not able to resolve hoste name raw.githubusercontent.com. Are you using a local DNS server? Something like PiHole?

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  • weixin_39853210 weixin_39853210 4月前

    Thank you! That nailed it.

    PiHole is on a second RPi and adding raw.githubusercontent.com to the whitelist allowed the installation to continue as normal.

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  • weixin_39575410 weixin_39575410 4月前

    ok good that it is fixed. I'm going to close the issue. Feel free to reopen if needed.

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  • weixin_39853210 weixin_39853210 4月前
    Hi! If you've received this then I'm currently not available to
      respond at the moment.
    I'll get back to you soon, or later ... or whenever. Not to
      worry, just hum a tune like you're on a call hold and time will
      just fly by.
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