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Boom 09-24-2005 03:32 PM

apt-get and synaptic-- verification warnings
 
When I install software I get a warning in Synaptic, telling me the package has not been veriefied and it could allow malicious control of my system. Is this normal?

I think this may have to do with editing my sources.list file. I added some repositories because when I first started apt-get, it wasn't "getting" anything, so I found some links on the net and copied them in. After I realized the true nature of the problem (there was a # before the addresses by default in Linspire), I deleted the repository addresses I had copied in. When I open Synaptic, I get this message:





W: Couldn't stat source package list ftp://non-us.debian.org sid/non-US/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_debian-non-US_dists_sid_non-US_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list ftp://non-us.debian.org sid/non-US/contrib Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_debian-non-US_dists_sid_non-US_contrib_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list ftp://non-us.debian.org sid/non-US/non-free Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_debian-non-US_dists_sid_non-US_non-free_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list ftp://non-us.debian.org sid/non-US/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_debian-non-US_dists_sid_non-US_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list ftp://non-us.debian.org sid/non-US/contrib Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_debian-non-US_dists_sid_non-US_contrib_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list ftp://non-us.debian.org sid/non-US/non-free Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_debian-non-US_dists_sid_non-US_non-free_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)


Does anyone have any suggestion, I'm a relative newbie. Thanks

:newbie:

bigrigdriver 09-24-2005 04:06 PM

"couldn't stat" generally means one of two things:
1) The file isn't where you told the system to look (as in, not there or doesn't exist).
2) You've make a typing error, and something in the path is incorrect - it could be a spelling error in a directory or file name, or a mis-stated path (mispelled directory name, missing directory, directory order incorrect, etc).

In the case of apt, it's also possible that you have mis-stated the entry in the sources list. Something in the statement is incorrect. Read the documentation on how to phrase the entry in the sources list, and check your entries carefully, letter by character, to be sure that you have stated them correctly.


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