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Old 05-25-2005, 08:50 AM   #1
Skaan
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unable to perform apt-get update


So i would like to update certain files like apache , I have a connection to the internet (ping recieves packets)
sources.list
contains 1 item

deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/ sarge/updates main

so if I type apt-get update

it respondes

"unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file. ' "

"Couldn't stat source package list "

"W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems"
"E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored ,or old ones used instead."

any help plz?

thnx
 
Old 05-25-2005, 08:55 AM   #2
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Try adding these lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb ftp://ftp.sunsite.dk/mirrors/debian sarge main contrib non-free

deb ftp://ftp.sunsite.dk/mirrors/debian-non-US sarge/non-US main contrib non-free

use gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

then run apt-get update

should work from there

Last edited by londonboi; 05-25-2005 at 08:59 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 09:12 AM   #3
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gedit is an unknown command
so i still have the same problems. He gets the packages
but can't seem to install them :s

btw i just need to update my Apache so it installs the apxs

still thnx for the quick reply
 
Old 05-25-2005, 09:35 AM   #4
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"apt-get update" only updates the package-lists so that apt-get sees what package versions are currently available. After that you need to do "apt-get upgrade" if you want to upgrade your installed software.

Gedit is a GUI text editor for Gnome. In terminal mode you can use the nano text editor (or vi).

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Old 05-25-2005, 09:43 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dead Parrot
"apt-get update" only updates the package-lists so that apt-get sees what package versions are currently available. After that you need to do "apt-get upgrade" if you want to upgrade your installed software.

Gedit is a GUI text editor for Gnome. In terminal mode you can use the nano text editor (or vi).
Yes i noticed that too now, with upgrade it does make a package list
but gives the same mistakes as apt-get update in the end.

btw my apache is only version 1.3

"Follow packages have been kept back
apache apache-common base-config tasksel "

and it ends with W: couldn't stat source package list ......

W : you may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

so none of the 2 commands work :-/

Still thnx for helping!
 
Old 05-25-2005, 09:52 AM   #6
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Have you tried "apt-get dist-upgrade" yet?

Debian Sarge has Apache version 1.3.33.
http://packages.debian.org/testing/web/apache
 
Old 05-25-2005, 10:04 AM   #7
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apt-get dist-upgrade does not work either
it works in a way, it downloads the packages, i get that bleu screen with the options
but at the end of the so called installation i get the same errors

couldn't stat source package list
you may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems etc...
 
Old 05-25-2005, 10:07 AM   #8
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Try the "apt-setup" utility to set up your sources.list . Then do "apt-get update" and "apt-get dist-upgrade" again.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 10:11 AM   #9
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On a very off chance, altho i dont think it will help, try apt-get install -f

or its apt-get -f install

I forget which one it is and i can't ssh in to mine at the moment as it is off!

once you have done that then try to update
 
  


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