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rooter_tx 05-07-2007 09:34 PM

Problem with sources.list for amd64
Hey all, I have worked with Debian some and have a couple 2.6 servers up. Couple things I am trying to accomplish but on my amd3500... any assist would be great.

Used aptitude to upgrade to 2.8.18-4-amd64 kernel, booting to and using it fine. Attempted to use following lines in sources.list and getting many successes but some "server said 'Failed to open file. '" errors. Also getting odd warnings "Couldn't stat source package list <URL cut out by site> sarge/contrib Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ - stat (2 No such file or directory). Well no duh, I don't want 'i386 packages, where is aptitude getting that instead of amd64?

sources.list lines:
<URL had to be scrambled to post>
deb http : // security.debian .org sarge/updates main contrib non-free
deb http : // .org/debian-amd64/debian sarge main contrib

Final question for now. Do I want multiple souces.lists lines, to make sure I cover everything or should 1 mirror be enough? I know that I won't be running all 64 bit apps unless I can find them or build them all with 64 bit flags. Thanks in advance for any assist, John

HappyTux 05-07-2007 10:15 PM

Sarge never had official amd64 support so you will not find amd64 packages there you should try going to putting them in for your sources or upgrade to Etch. BTW just what did you use for an installer a 32bit Sarge disk or some kind of unofficial one.

rooter_tx 05-08-2007 01:09 PM

Yes my original install is from a set of 32bit Sarge 2.4.x CDs I ordered a while back at cost. Thanks for the response, I will look into that, John

Quakeboy02 05-08-2007 01:13 PM

Have you considered upgrading to Etch? Also, the package apt-spy will create a new sources.list for you based on your best net access.

HappyTux 05-08-2007 01:14 PM


Originally Posted by rooter_tx
Yes my original install is from a set of 32bit Sarge 2.4.x CDs I ordered a while back at cost. Thanks for the response, I will look into that, John

Ok then if you want to use 64bit you will have to reinstall with a 64bit installer there is no upgrading from 32 to 64 by changing your sources.list.

Edit: If you get the Etch dvd then it will auto-detect you are running 64bit and it will install that version for you.

rooter_tx 05-08-2007 08:32 PM

Happy Tux, I thought you were asking about my original install which was from CD. Then I used 'aptitude install kernel-image-2.6.18-4-amd64' and booted to that. Thats where I start my sources.list issues. I have always used sarge in sources.list, but recently messing with debian-amd64 in the paths where avail. Will try suggestions from you guys and poke around some more. All is working on my Debian min-itx built in an ammo case, but that is x86.

Next will be cursed radeon video drivers for Don't you hate your hardware vendor pushing apps when all you want is a _driver_... worse on windoze than linux. Thanks all, John

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