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Old 01-04-2008, 02:16 AM   #1
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apt-get update doesn't work


I have debian etch stable, but apt-get update doesn't work anymore:
# apt-get update
Get:1 etch Release.gpg [378B]
Hit etch Release
Ign etch/main Packages/DiffIndex
Get:2 etch/updates Release.gpg [189B]
Ign etch/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Hit etch/updates Release
Ign etch/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Ign etch/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex
Ign etch/updates/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Ign etch/updates/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Ign etch/main Sources/DiffIndex
Ign etch/updates/main Sources/DiffIndex
Ign etch/updates/contrib Sources/DiffIndex
Ign etch/updates/non-free Sources/DiffIndex
Ign etch/updates/main Packages
Ign etch/contrib Sources/DiffIndex
Hit etch/updates/contrib Packages
Ign etch/non-free Sources/DiffIndex
Hit etch/main Packages
Hit etch/contrib Packages
Hit etch/non-free Packages
Hit etch/main Sources
Hit etch/contrib Sources
Hit etch/non-free Sources
Hit etch/updates/non-free Packages
Hit etch/updates/main Sources
Hit etch/updates/contrib Sources
Hit etch/updates/non-free Sources
Get:3 etch/updates/main Packages [254kB]
99% [3 Packages gzip 0]
gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
Err etch/updates/main Packages
  Sub-process gzip returned an error code (1)
Fetched 3B in 2s (1B/s)
Failed to fetch  Sub-process gzip returned an error code (1)
Reading package lists... Done
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
my /etc/apt/sources.list:
# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Etch_ - Official Beta #i386 CD Binary-1 20070317-21:45]/ etch contrib main

deb etch main contrib non-free
deb-src etch main contrib non-free

deb etch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src etch/updates main contrib non-free
howto solve this problem ?
Old 01-04-2008, 02:47 AM   #2
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this problem is solved:
# apt-spy update
Grabbing file
Update complete. Exiting.

# apt-spy -d stable -s ch

Benchmarking FTP...
                Downloaded 5038460 bytes in 15.34 seconds
                Download speed: 320.70 kB/sec
Benchmarking HTTP...
                Downloaded 5153548 bytes in 15.03 seconds
                Download speed: 334.75 kB/sec
Writing new sources.list file: /etc/apt/sources.list

# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
# sources.list generated by apt-spy v3.1
deb stable main
deb-src stable main
deb stable/updates main

# apt-get update
Get:1 stable Release.gpg [378B]
Get:2 stable Release [58.2kB]
Get:3 stable/main Packages [4280kB]
Get:4 stable/updates Release.gpg [189B]
Get:5 stable/updates Release [22.5kB]
Get:6 stable/updates/main Packages [202kB]
Get:7 stable/main Sources [1215kB]
Fetched 5779kB in 20s (287kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done


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