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Old 03-06-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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apt-get updates waste time requiring re-scanning my Debian dvds


Hello. I have the eight Debian dvds listed in my sources.list, along with security, nonfree, and multimedia repositories. Whenever I update now, I get the following:
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Media change: please insert the disc labeled                                   
 'Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 _Squeeze_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-8 20110205-17:27'
in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter
It does this for all eight dvds, re-scanning them for the update. These dvds have already been scanned (from the apt-cdrom add command). New updates are NOT going to suddenly appear on these already scanned dvds, so this is a completely unnecessary endeavour. Is there a way to stop this? It didn't happen with Lenny, and I'd like to stop it with Squeeze.
 
Old 03-06-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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comment them out of your sources.list
 
Old 03-06-2011, 07:26 PM   #3
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@mark alfred I'm surprised that you forgot.
It must be a new installation.

Btw I have the Dell Optiplex GX1 with 500Mhz cpu.

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Old 03-06-2011, 07:31 PM   #4
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I actually did not forget. I use dial-up, so I prefer relying upon dvds rather than the internet for my the bulk of my sources.list. Previously an update would not require having to pull out and rescan all the dvds; this is something new (I just recently upgraded).
 
Old 03-15-2011, 08:44 PM   #5
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Please help w/ this answer from the bug report I did

Hello. I posted this issue to an existing bug with the Debian developers of apt-get. An answer was provided. This answer has worked for the other user who posted the same bug, but I have not been able to use this answer to solve the issue on my computer. The developer stated,
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Originally Posted by debian developer
Could you please try the attached patch? That should fix the problem.

Cheers,
Michael
The "attached patch" was a file named "apt-cdrom-fix.diff". I downloaded this file, and tried to use it:
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debian:/home/mark/stuff/upgrade_notes# patch < apt-cdrom-fix.diff
patching file acquire-item.cc
Hunk #1 FAILED at 861.
1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file acquire-item.cc.rej
debian:/home/mark/stuff/upgrade_notes#
Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I still have "apt-get update" demand all the listed DVDs to be rescanned.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 09:22 PM   #6
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Did you try to manually patch the file? It was only a couple of lines long.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 09:27 PM   #7
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This patch is meant to be applied to the source code of apt-cdrom. After that you have to compile that source code and install the new compiled program (preferably after you packaged it). It is not meant to fix the already installed program.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 09:28 PM   #8
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Did you try to manually patch the file? It was only a couple of lines long.
I really am not familiar with the patching of files, either manual or automatic (or whatever). In fact, the response to the bug report was the first I had ever heard of patching a file. So, I did an internet search, and came up with "patch < file.diff" as something to try. If you could let me know how else I can approach this (manually, automatically, or anyway) then I would much appreciate it.

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:33 PM   #9
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This patch is meant to be applied to the source code of apt-cdrom. After that you have to compile that source code and install the new compiled program (preferably after you packaged it). It is not meant to fix the already installed program.
Ah. Thanks. That's helpful. I'll try to get the source, and screw around with that for a while. Hopefully I'll be able to solve this issue.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 11:10 PM   #10
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Success! I enable deb-src repository, got the source, applied the patch, created the deb file, installed it, and now I can update without having to insert all eight DVDs for rescanning. I'm glad that irritation is gone.
 
Old 03-17-2011, 01:57 PM   #11
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hi mark_alfred!.

I have the same problem!. Could you explain solution step by step?, please
Thanks for all.
 
Old 03-20-2011, 10:58 AM   #12
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I pretty well described everything above. See the manual for tips on working with sources.
 
Old 03-20-2011, 12:58 PM   #13
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I had similar problem yesterday,
It was due to backports being listed different
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main
deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free
 
  


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