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Hi, I tried to to run apt-get update (under Debian Etch), but it does not work. I get the output (see apt_get_output.txt) I also tried running apt-get upgrade first, but ...
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    [SOLVED] apt-get update does not work (Etch)


    Hi,

    I tried to to run apt-get update (under Debian Etch), but it does not work. I get the output (see apt_get_output.txt)


    I also tried running apt-get upgrade first, but that did not change anything.

    My sources list looks like (see sources.txt)


    Thanks for your help!

    /Martin
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    Hi,

    yes it is. I can ping e.g. google and I was also able to successfully perform "apt-get upgrade". Could it be possible that a re-start is needed after apt-get upgrade? There are currently services running on the server, so if that cannot be the problem, I would rather avoid it.

    Cheers,
    Martin

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    I re-started the machine, but the problem is still there. Any suggestions?

    TIA

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    etch is no longer supported, which is probably why you aren't getting any updates

    any reason not to upgrade to lenny?

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    Thanks for the hint.

    What would be the best way to perform this upgrade?

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    Replace etch with lenny in sources.list file and execute this
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    su -
    apt-get update
    apt-get -y dist-upgrade
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    Thank you very much!

    The upgrade to Lenny worked flawlessly, and apt-get works just fine now.

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    Glad to help you !
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