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Old 07-21-2009, 03:13 PM   #1
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"failed to verify" lines in /etc/apt/sources.list:


Hello

On an Ubuntu 8.04.2 (Hardy) system, /etc/apt/sources.list has these lines at the end
Code:
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
Netsearching for Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify didn't find anything helpful; most hits were about Debian Lenny and proxy problems. Weird, too that there are so many of these lines; I am not aware of any mechanism that would have uncommented the lines, requiring the installer to coment them out again. Any ideas?

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Old 07-22-2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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On the installation time system was unable to connect to this servers, so it commented them to prevent further probes. If you are sure they are available, you should uncomment them by removing trailing sharp signs # from the lines starting with deb.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 03:14 AM   #3
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Thanks Samotnik
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Originally Posted by Samotnik View Post
On the installation time system was unable to connect to this servers, so it commented them to prevent further probes. If you are sure they are available, you should uncomment them by removing trailing sharp signs # from the lines starting with deb.
Soloution! Tried your suggestion and ran aptitude update:
Code:
root@CW8:~# aptitude update
[snip]
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release 
[snip]
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Packages [183kB]
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Packages [8437B]           
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Sources [29.6kB]                 
Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Sources [901B]                  
Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Packages [snip]                                                                                                                                    
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Sources [13.7kB]                                                                                                           
[snip]                                                                                                                          
Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Packages [12.2kB]                                                                                                        
Get:10 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Sources [1105B]                                                                                                         
[snip]
Presumably those repositories were down during installation and so the system never did get any security updates. Slightly scary?

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Charles
 
  


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