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Old 06-24-2005, 12:17 PM   #1
bigoli
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Output of 'apt-get update'


This is the output of 'apt-get update'. How do I interpret the indicated errors, especially the last one:

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

? The message is a bit confusing! How do I know what happened? Does it make a difference?

Beginning of output

root@2[apt]# apt-get update
Hit ftp://ftp.nerim.net unstable/main Packages
Hit ftp://ftp.nerim.net unstable/main Release
Hit http://2004.mepis.org testing/main Packages
Hit http://2004.mepis.org testing/main Release
Hit http://download.videolan.org sid/main Packages
Ign http://download.videolan.org sid/main Release
Get:1 ftp://metalab.unc.edu unstable/main Packages
Hit ftp://ftp.us.debian.org testing/main Packages
Err ftp://metalab.unc.edu unstable/main Packages
Unable to fetch file, server said '/pub/linux/devel/lang/java/blackdown.org/de
bian/dists/unstable/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz: No such file or directory '
Get:2 ftp://ftp.us.debian.org testing/main Release [81B]
Get:3 ftp://metalab.unc.edu unstable/main Release
Get:4 ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/main Packages
Ign ftp://metalab.unc.edu unstable/main Release
Hit ftp://metalab.unc.edu unstable/non-free Packages
Hit ftp://ftp.us.debian.org testing/contrib Packages
Err ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/main Packages
Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file. '
Hit ftp://metalab.unc.edu unstable/non-free Release
Get:5 ftp://ftp.us.debian.org testing/contrib Release [84B]
Get:6 ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/main Release
Hit ftp://ftp.us.debian.org testing/non-free Packages
Ign ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/main Release
Get:7 ftp://ftp.us.debian.org testing/non-free Release [85B]
Get:8 ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/contrib Packages
Get:9 ftp://ftp.us.debian.org unstable/main Packages [3588kB]
Err ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/contrib Packages
Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file. '
Get:10 ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/contrib Release
Ign ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/contrib Release
Get:11 ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/non-free Packages
Err ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/non-free Packages
Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file. '
Get:12 ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/non-free Release
Ign ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/non-free Release
Get:13 ftp://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/main Packages
Err ftp://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/main Packages
Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file. '
Get:14 ftp://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/main Release
Ign ftp://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/main Release
Get:15 ftp://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/contrib Packages
Err ftp://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/contrib Packages
Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file. '
Get:16 ftp://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/contrib Release
Ign ftp://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/contrib Release
Get:17 ftp://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/non-free Packages
Err ftp://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/non-free Packages
Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file. '
Get:18 ftp://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/non-free Release
Ign ftp://non-us.debian.org unstable/non-US/non-free Release
Get:19 ftp://ftp.us.debian.org unstable/main Release [82B]
Get:20 ftp://ftp.us.debian.org unstable/contrib Packages [67.8kB]
Get:21 ftp://ftp.us.debian.org unstable/contrib Release [85B]
Hit ftp://ftp.us.debian.org unstable/non-free Packages
Get:22 ftp://ftp.us.debian.org unstable/non-free Release [86B]
Fetched 3657kB in 48s (74.8kB/s)
Failed to fetch ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-U...g/non-US/main/
binary-i386/Packages.gz Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file.
'
Failed to fetch ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-U...g/non-US/contr ib/binary-i386/Packages.gz Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open fi le. '
Failed to fetch ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-U...g/non-US/non-f ree/binary-i386/Packages.gz Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open f ile. '
Failed to fetch ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-U...le/non-US/main /binary-i386/Packages.gz Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file . '
Failed to fetch ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-U...le/non-US/cont rib/binary-i386/Packages.gz Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open f ile. '
Failed to fetch ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-U...le/non-US/non- free/binary-i386/Packages.gz Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file. '
Failed to fetch ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/linux/deve...ackdown.org/de bian/dists/unstable/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz Unable to fetch file, server s aid '/pub/linux/devel/lang/java/blackdown.org/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary- i386/Packages.gz: No such file or directory '
Reading Package Lists... Done
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

End of output.

Here is a copy of my sources.list file.


# See sources.list(5) for more information, especialy

# This file may be edited by the MEPIS System Center
# Do not modify the comments manually!
# Change sources only in the section at the end of this file!

# Primary
deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
#deb-src ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
#deb-src ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free

# non-us
deb ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free
#deb-src ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free
deb ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
#deb-src ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sid main

# MEPIS cds
#deb file:/mnt/cdrom testing main

# MEPIS pool - specific packages available on-line
deb http://2004.mepis.org/mepis testing main

# DO NOT EDIT ABOVE THIS LINE
# mplayer
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ unstable main
# java
deb ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/linux/deve...own.org/debian unstable main non-free

Thanks.

James Oliver
 
Old 06-24-2005, 12:31 PM   #2
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Hi James,

Get:10 ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/contrib Release
Ign ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/contrib Release
Get:11 ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/non-free Packages
Err ftp://non-us.debian.org testing/non-US/non-free Packages
Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file. '

Look at the output : Err means Error
Seems that you can erase these sources. They are no longer used.
Nothing scary.

cheers
 
Old 06-24-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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non-us is not used anymore. So get rid of any entries that point to non-us repositories.

Looks like your java rep may not be working either try adding:
#java
deb ftp://ftp.tux.org/java/debian/ unstable non-free
deb ftp://sunsite.dk/mirrors/java-linux/debian/ testing non-free
 
  


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