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  1. #1

    Aptitude update problem


    Hello to all... I have a problem with my aptitude process when I update. I get a few errors from the process and it asks to continue or not. I haven't let it continue and don't want to unless I know what the errors are that it complains about. Here is my sources.list file:

    Code:
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    #
    
    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main non-free
    deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main non-free
    
    deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main non-free
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main
    
    # wheezy-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main non-free
    deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main non-free
    
    #debian backports
    deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian wheezy-backports main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy-backports main
    #
    And here are the errors, (from command line "apt-get update") they are at the very end of the update...

    Code:
    Hit http://ftp.debian.org wheezy-backports/main Translation-en/DiffIndex 
    Hit http://ftp.debian.org wheezy-backports/non-free Translation-en/DiffIndex
    Hit http://ftp.debian.org experimental/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
    Hit http://ftp.debian.org experimental/main Translation-en/DiffIndex
    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Sources
      404  Not Found
    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main amd64 Packages                                                                                
      404  Not Found
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Translation-en_US                                                                             
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Translation-en                                                                                
    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Sources                                                                                       
      404  Not Found
    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main amd64 Packages                                                                                
      404  Not Found
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Translation-en_US                                                                             
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Translation-en                                                                                
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu/dists/wheezy/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found  
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu/dists/wheezy/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/freecad-maintainers/freecad-stable/ubuntu/dists/wheezy/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/freecad-maintainers/freecad-stable/ubuntu/dists/wheezy/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found
    
    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    I have no idea where the ppa.launchpad is on my system. I'm running a backport but it states it's up to date. My debian_version is 7.8, so I do need to complete an update, I believe.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Jack

  2. #2
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    most probably, there's other files in your /etc/apt directory that contain the ppas. probably there's a sub-dir called sources.list.d.
    if you still can't find them, install or use a tool like synaptic packet manager, which will allow you to remove the offending ppas.

  3. #3
    https://launchpad.net/~freecad-maintainers

    opens for me in my browser

    You might want to apt-get update again as their server may have had a hiccup earlier.

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    That was it, there were 4 files in the .d directory. I copied, then deleted them from the sources.list.d directory. Seems to be working now, but we'll see, I've had this a while and don't know if I've hosed something else up.

    Thanks very much for you time and advise.

    Jack

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    Using Ubuntu ppa's on Debian is not a good idea. You probably installed software from outside the Debian repositories at some point, and those sources were installed by it. You need to be very careful with installing software that isn't in the Debian repositories. There is usually a reason those packages aren't included.

  7. #6
    I was going by
    W: Failed to fetch ht tp://ppa.launchpad.net/freecad-maintainers/freecad-stable/ubuntu/dists/wheezy/main/binary-amd64/Packages

    figuring they included a Debian Wheezy build in Ubuntu package repository. Might be a discontinued assumption though. I don't know for sure.

    So lets see I guess?

    Down For Everyone Or Just Me -> Check if your website is down or up?

    So checking one url error with the complete line with wheezy in it. It says.

    It's just you. Launchpad is up.

    Check another site?
    Line I used was

    h ttp://ppa.launchpad.net/freecad-maintainers/freecad-stable/ubuntu/dists/wheezy/main/source/Sources

    (space between http is so the url won't post as a clickable link.)

    That was why I ignored the Ubuntu part in the url error.
    Not being familiar with the CAD program. I figure their forums should be contacted by jkwilborn with a link to this thread with his posted thread there.

    Open discussion - FreeCAD forum

    Just to be thorough.

  8. #7
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    I'm pretty sure it was FreeCAD that placed those in my sources.list directory. I knew about the sources.list.d, but everytime I looked over there it was empty. Should look more often. I also went to the site (as you did) and it was not responding via the web browser. I was trying to use FreeCAD, but I couldn't get the graphics on my CPU to work properly. I found some information on that searching around.

    Thanks to all for their time and trouble to read and post suggestions. One of the things that makes Linux great.

    Jack

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