BleachBit Error #1 (Error when opening a network connection)


My computer runs on 64-bit Ubuntu Mate 14.04 LTS and using BleachBit 2.0 (Latest). However, this error happens regardless of BleachBit version. Been having this problem for years and just been ignoring it. But I'm now just wondering what's wrong.

Error as follows:

Error when opening a network connection to to check for updates. Please verify the network is working.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/bleachbit/", line 161, in check_updates
handle =
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 404, in open
response = self._open(req, data)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 422, in _open
'_open', req)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 382, in _call_chain
result = func(*args)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1222, in https_open
return self.do_open(httplib.HTTPSConnection, req)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1184, in do_open
raise URLError(err)

Please note that when the error states "Please verify the network is working", network is working - I'm posting this error on the same network connection. Therefore no problem with network/internet connection.

BleachBit version: 
Your operating system: 
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

In BleachBit please click Help - System Information and look for a line that starts with sys.version. Please copy the whole line and paste it here. This is your Python version.

Andrew, lead developer

Hi, Many thanks for your reply. The support for this error is no longer needed as I have upgraded to Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS. The error in question does not occur in this version (hopefully!). Many thanks for your help Andrew. I do however have other errors which I will be posting shortly in another thread.

OK, I am glad to hear that problem went away. If it happened with Ubuntu 14.04 and BleachBit 2.0 one guess could be it did not support the new HTTPS encryption, but BleachBit 1.12 did not encrypt this communication, so it would not have had the error with the older version. Hmm.

I'll wait for your new thread

Andrew, lead developer