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Old 08-09-2005, 12:57 AM   #1
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Anybody else having problems with "apt-get update"?


Whenever I try to refresh my local package cache in Synaptic or with apt-get update, I get this error:
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http://mirror.pacific.net.au/debian/dists/testing/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz: Got a single header line over 360 chars
http://mirror.averse.net/debian/dists/testing/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz: Got a single header line over 360 chars
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz: Got a single header line over 360 chars
Anybody else having this problem? Seems to be a server related issue for sure, because this has been happening for the last few days now.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 01:06 AM   #2
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no problem for me. i have http://mirrors.kernel.org right now. why not try switching your sources?
 
Old 08-09-2005, 01:08 AM   #3
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Excuse me, are you using Debian? This is the Debian forum...

Your profile says you use Slackware and mirrors.kernel.org is not a Debian repository.

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Old 08-09-2005, 01:12 AM   #4
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Sure it is, http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/.

I'm just learning debian. I have it on a test box. I don't know a lot about it yet, which is why it's not in my profile.

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Old 08-09-2005, 01:17 AM   #5
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Yes it is. Sorry I didn't see that before.

However, the mirror is in the US and it's not ideally suited for me. I would prefer a mirror in South (East) Asia preferably.

Thanks. I'll try that mirror as well in any case.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 01:34 AM   #6
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I just added that one because it was the first one on the list when I did the install.

For non-US mirrors, check here:
http://www.debian.org/mirror/list-non-US

If you install the netselect package, you can test the mirrors you choose to find out the fastest ones. Just add them to the command, for example:

# netselect ftp.debian.org ftp.iitm.ac.in ftp.coe.psu.ac.th -vv

and it will return which one is the fastest.

BTW, I intentionally screwed up the addresses in my sources.list and ran update, and I got error messages similar to yours. So I think your mirror is just bad, or else the syntax of your sources file perhaps is messed up. But try the other mirrors from the debian link, you might find a better ones anyway.

 
Old 08-09-2005, 01:40 AM   #7
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I'll just double check the sources.list file in any case.

Yes, mirror.kernel.org got added without a hitch. I think though that it might be a busy mirror, so I'll do as you suggested and find other mirrors.
 
  


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