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Old 04-10-2019, 01:36 PM   #1
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Jessie apt-get Problem with Updates


Hey folks.

I'm a longtime RedHat guy who took a different job and am now in a Debian environment, so I apologize if I ask what seem like goofy questions.

Today I am having a problem updating some servers running Debian 8 (Jessie).

We use the University of Chicago mirror, but from what I can tell, my same issue would happen pointed at ftp.us.debian.org.

When I run

Code:
# apt-get update
it fails before finishing.

Here's the error at the end:

Code:
W: Failed to fetch http://debian.uchicago.edu/pub/debian/dists/jessie-updates/InRelease  Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Sure enough, if I browse to http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/dists/jessie-updates/ and click InRelease, there is no "main/source/Sources."

Has anyone else encountered this?

Again, I apologize if I sound like a n00b...

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Mike
 
Old 04-10-2019, 02:13 PM   #2
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not on my debian and i too am new but i have it set to plain deb us site. the default setting

i have seen an error occur on other distros. just waited and ran t again and it took - could be server issues. sorry not much help.
 
Old 04-10-2019, 02:59 PM   #3
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No need to apologize -- any help is better than no help!

When you say the "plain deb us site" do you mean http://ftp.us.debian.org ?

Because when I go to http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dist...ates/InRelease there is no main/source/Sources on that list either.

Unlike, say, the stretch-updates file http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dist...ates/InRelease which DOES list main/source/Sources.

That's why I'm confused, and I think that's why apt is confused.

I'll wait a few days and see if it changes.

Thanks again!

Mike
 
Old 04-10-2019, 03:39 PM   #4
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Here's the answer. Wheezy and Jessie "updates" were moved from the regular distributions and mirrors and are now archived. So just delete (or comment out) the lines in sources.list for "jessie-updates"

https://lists.debian.org/debian-deve.../msg00006.html

Hope this helps someone else!

Mike
 
Old 04-10-2019, 05:47 PM   #5
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gald you figured that out. i know so little about commenting out stuff i tend to just stay away.
 
  


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