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Old 04-29-2004, 01:18 AM   #1
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Problems/Errors with Sources.List

I'm trying to update my slightly outdated computer running a mix of debian stable/testing to completely testing. However, even though I only have one file open on sources.list I'm still getting errors.

aroot@raikunite:/home/knoppix# apt-get update
Get:1 testing/main Packages [2892kB]
99% [1 Packages gzip 0] [Waiting for headers] 5569B/s 0s
gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
Err testing/main Packages
Sub-process gzip returned an error code (1)
Ign testing/main Release
Err testing/contrib Packages
0 OK [IP: 80]
Ign testing/contrib Release
Err testing/non-free Packages
0 OK [IP: 80]
Ign testing/non-free Release
Fetched 2892kB in 12m25s (3878B/s)
Failed to fetch Sub-process gzip returned an error code (1)
Failed to fetch 0 OK [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch 0 OK [IP: 80]
Reading Package Lists... Done
W: Couldn't stat source package list testing/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list testing/contrib Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list testing/non-free Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

It's those to be precise. How can I get rid of those errors so I can finally run apt-get update and have it actually update! Thank you very much.

Old 04-29-2004, 02:01 AM   #2
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I think your problem lies in the address you are using. i.e. You should be using the format
Old 05-01-2004, 04:00 AM   #3
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rout:/# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb stable main contrib non-free
deb stable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb stable/updates main contrib non-free
deb woody/updates main contrib non-free
See if it matches mine.


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