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Could someone please explain what I have to do to fix this problem. Many Thanks Sarai
error above indicates u have been experiencing network error , which it cant get packages from server and update, please check ur internet connection working properly
Second option wud be editing ur repository options, try the first one , second can be expalined later
Whenever you install or update with apt, aptitude, syanptic, or any other package manager in a Debian or Debian based distribution, the packages will be downloaded into the /var/cache/apt/archives directory before installation. You can set apt to keep cached files, a simple way to do that is to open synaptic and go to Settings/preferences/Files and click the radio button next to "Leave all downloaded packages in the cache", by default the "Only delete packages which are no longer available" is enabled, check the cache, it might be full.
The default setting will fill your cache with many files including those used from the CD from installation. You can click on "Delete Cached Package Files" to clean it out and make some room as most often you won't need them anymore, especially if you have a high speed internet connection where it don't take long to download again.
And you can select the "Delete downloaded packages after installation" to have it cleaned automatically all the time.
I'm on dial-up, sometimes my Debian Lenny has 200-300 Megabytes of updates, that takes somewhere around 24+ hours. I issue command: apt-get upgrade in a terminal after apt-get update to get the list of packages needed for update, go to town and download them from Debian packages web site on a high speed connection, put them in the cache and tell it to upgrade, it won't need to download anything.