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  1. #1

    Question Weird apt-get update output, DiffIndex ign???

    Can somebody please shed a light on this:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    Get:1 stable Release.gpg [378B]
    Hit stable Release
    Get:2 stable/updates Release.gpg [189B]
    Ign stable/main Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign stable/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign stable/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
    Hit stable/main Packages
    Hit stable/contrib Packages
    Hit stable/non-free Packages
    Get:3 stable/updates Release [22.5kB]
    Ign stable/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign stable/updates/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign stable/updates/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
    Get:4 stable/updates/main Packages [41.0kB]
    Hit stable/updates/contrib Packages
    Hit stable/updates/non-free Packages

    What does it mean the "Ign" lines?

    It keeps saying that over and over with apt-get update, I never seen it before. But on etch/stable on 3 different systems I get this, whats wrong here????

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    CT --> PA
    Ok, the "DiffIndex" IIRC means that it is pulling the differential indices for that see what has changed.

    and the "Ign"? Means ignore. It found something that negates it, so it is ignoring it, possibly due to the fact that there is an identical duplicate package listed in the repository listing.
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