Re: Re: Dselect odd behaviour
Phillip Deackes wrote:
> Dan Nguyen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > In article <email@example.com> you wrote:
> > : I'm using dselect under potato using apt to ftp://sunsite.org.uk/
> > : and something strange seems to have happened. I did an 'update' and
> > : now all the descriptions have disappeared. Also most of the packages
> > : I don't have installed have gone. I've tryed updating again but to
> > : no avail. Any hints on how to deal with this?
> Strange things happening here too. I am using the following
> deb ftp://unix.hensa.ac.uk:/mirrors/debian unstable main contrib
> deb http://ftp1.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib
> When I tried to install mutt, I got this:
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Package mutt has no available version, but exists in the database.
> This typically means that the package was mentioned in a dependency and
> never uploaded, or that it is an obsolete package.
> E: Package mutt has no installation candidate
> Whatever package I try, I get the same response. If I access the hensa
> site manually via Netscape, all the packages are there and accessible.
> Any ideas?
I just checked the debian-devel list archives, and the problem
seems to be that the Packages file which lists the package
information is empty. See subject "archive package file broken?"
Something had broken at the master archive and an empty Packages
file was copied to all the mirror sites. As a result, the archive
contents and list of archive contents do not match each other.
> Phillip Deackes
> Debian Linux (Potato)
Heikki Vatiainen * firstname.lastname@example.org
Tampere University of Technology * Tampere, Finland