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Old 07-04-2008, 08:54 AM   #1
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bad sources.list


Currently I have:

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deb ftp://mir1.ovh.net/debian/ etch main
deb-src ftp://mir1.ovh.net/debian/ etch main

deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main

deb http://packages.dotdeb.org stable all
deb-src http://packages.dotdeb.org stable all

deb http://people.debian.org/~dexter php5 sarge
deb-src http://people.debian.org/~dexter php5 sarge

But everytime I try to install or upgrade the box, I get errors like:

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W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/people.debian.org_%7edexter_dists_php5_sarge_source_Sources - open (2 No such file or directory)

I've noticed there sin't a people.debian.org etc file in the directory /var/lib/apt/lists/. I suspect I just have a bad sources list though, what works for you? And how do I find out if I have Sarge Debian or Horny Monkey or Itchy Gibbon or whatever?
 
Old 07-04-2008, 09:45 AM   #2
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To know what you are running..

cat /etc/issue
cat /etc/debian_version

But anyway, you can't remember what CD you put in your cd player?
Don't install while drinking! ;-)


For the error:


Look here:
http://people.debian.org/~dexter/dists/all/

So
deb http://people.debian.org/~dexter php5 sarge
deb-src http://people.debian.org/~dexter php5 sarge

Should be (In case you are really running sarge, which actually you shouldn't)

deb http://people.debian.org/~dexter all sarge
deb-src http://people.debian.org/~dexter all sarge



Anyway, your sources.list is indeed a mess (mixing old-stable sarge with new stable etch), figure out first what release you have.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 10:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help nx5000, I'm running "4.0 Etch Stable"

hic!
 
Old 07-04-2008, 10:16 AM   #4
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hic!
LOL

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I'm running "4.0 Etch Stable"
Ok.

Why do you need these php5 lines from dexter? I would suggest removing them entierly.

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deb ftp://mir1.ovh.net/debian/ etch main non-free contrib
#deb-src ftp://mir1.ovh.net/debian/ etch main non-free contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates etch main non-free contrib
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main

#deb http://packages.dotdeb.org stable all
#deb-src http://packages.dotdeb.org stable all
#deb http://people.debian.org/~dexter php5 sarge
#deb-src http://people.debian.org/~dexter php5 sarge

php5 is available in normal repos.

Code:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Last edited by nx5000; 07-04-2008 at 10:18 AM.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 10:19 AM   #5
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deb ftp://mir1.ovh.net/debian/ etch main non-free contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates etch main non-free contrib
 
Old 07-04-2008, 11:10 AM   #6
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The Debian installation is provided by my dedicated server provider, you can install in the control panel and this sourcelist is how the server was setup, so I really don't know why the php5 lines are included.

I'll try with just the two lines you suggest, thanks again.
 
  


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