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Old 01-13-2010, 03:29 AM   #1
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hash sum mismatch debian

i just installed debian lenny, very basic install so far.
apt-get update returns this error:
Failed to fetch Hash Sum mismatch

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

i googled and tried:

apt-get update -o Acquire::http::No-Cache=True
apt-get update -o Acquire::BrokenProxy=true
apt-get update -o Debug::Acquire::http=true

but same.
deleted files in /var/lib/apt/lists and ./partial
but again, same error.

i have another lenny machine on same network, same configuration,
less /etc/apt/sources.list

deb lenny main non-free contrib
#deb-src lenny main non-free contrib

deb lenny/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src lenny/updates main contrib non-free

#lame darkice and such
deb lenny main

any ideas?
Old 01-13-2010, 04:13 AM   #2
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Out of curiosity, are they both the same versions of apt?

apt -version
Old 01-13-2010, 05:16 PM   #3
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yes, the versions are identical.
apt-get -version (bad box)
apt for i386 compiled on Apr 20 2009 21:52:39
and (good box)
apt for i386 compiled on Apr 20 2009 21:52:39

i WAS inclined to reinstall lenny. (i found many references to that problem via google, but no solution.)

i just ran apt-get update again, and all is fine. caching problem?

anyway, though not solved, the problem is gone!
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sudo apt-get clean all
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update


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