Re: Cannot update from www.mirror.ac.uk
From: Marty (martyb_at_ix.netcom.com)
Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 19:38:00 -0400 To: email@example.com
Rich Stanton wrote:
> I run sarge and usually update my debian systems from www.mirror.ac.uk
> because it gives the best speeds of all I've tried. However recently
> I've been unable to grab certain updates - apt-get update works fine,
> the package lists are downloaded fine. However when I run apt-get
> dist-upgrade loads of packages tell me they couldn't be opened - eg:
> Failed to fetch
> Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file. '
> When I manually browse the archive, the file geniunely doesn't exist -
> the nearest one is uw-imapd_2002edebian1-9_powerpc.deb. So why is my
> system looking for a file that doesn't exist, and how do I fix it?
Are you observing the "Archive_Maintenance_In_Progress" file? I've never
experienced an out-of-sync archive, but I've always assumed that the purpose
of this file is to warn users of that condition.
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