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Old 07-22-2009, 03:35 PM   #1
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configuring package manager when installing lenny


Hi everyone
I am trying to set up the package manager when installing lenny in expert mode....LOL

Anyway, I get the configure the package manager part of the install and choose ftp for my protocol.
I then try to add my local debian archive mirror hostname - which is ftp.sunet.se.
I then try to add a Debian archive mirror directory, but keep getting the red flag?!!

I am probably missing something simple but could do with some help.

Can someone take a stab at this for me.

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Old 07-22-2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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What's the error message?
 
Old 07-22-2009, 05:04 PM   #3
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Hi AlucardZero

I get the following error:

Bad archive mirror
The specified Debian archive mirror is either not available, or does not have a valid Release file on it. Please try a different mirror.

For my host name I choose ftp.sunet.se ....if that is the right way to add it and then I can't find the right combination to the Debian archive mirror directory? It brings up that error every time.

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Old 07-22-2009, 05:30 PM   #4
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Hi again, I F3 to a shell and tried the following address but no dice:

ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/Linux/distrib...n/dists/lenny/

even tried:

http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/Linux/distri...n/dists/lenny/

Keeps saying that ftp.sunet.se is a bad address?!

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Old 07-22-2009, 06:25 PM   #5
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you sure it's connected to the internet and is getting an IP and DNS server information?
 
Old 07-23-2009, 04:19 AM   #6
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Hi AlucardZero,

Can't be hundred procent certatain. Have setup my firewall to allow dhcp to the computer in question and when I ran F4 it showed the ip address was still active.

If I do the standard install - it gives me the option of choosing a mirror and then the installer does the rest without problems.

Maybe I am adding the info wrongly. Just wondered if someone could give me a typical scenario for adding mirror and pointing to right directory?

The strange thing is when I add the info and then check F4 it is showing wget trying to connect to some directory I haven't added?

Just wanted to try the expert way to get more variables to play with...LOL

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