Living in a IPv6 world

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I’ve finally gotten round to setting up the VDS Mythic-Beasts have kindly donated to host the API backend for one of my open-source projects. A few nights ago I enabled IPv6 and today when I went to run apt-get update it just hung saying:

0% [Connecting to (2a01:450:10:1::10)]

As they had previously worked, I suspect it’s IPv6 problem, quick google and…

I solved this on 12.10 by editing /etc/gai.conf and uncommenting the line:

#    For sites which prefer IPv4 connections change the last line to
precedence ::ffff:0:0/96 100