Re: Wheezy: "aptitude update" fails
Just to be clear. For the archives.
On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 03:55:49PM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> On Mon, 21 May 2012 03:11:30 +1200, Chris Bannister wrote:
This: (We'll call it error 1 for clarity)
> >> > E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or
> >> > old ones used instead.
is not fixed by:
> >> Clean your local apt cache:
> >> apt-get clean
> But apt was not complaining on the "local" index files...
So you are refering to a different error to the one from above?
i.e. NOT error 1 ?
If yes, then it wasn't clear from your post.
> > The command "apt-get clean" clears out files under:
> > /var/cache/apt/archives/
> > Just wiped out your downloaded files. :(
> And that was exactly the point, removing the local cache of downloaded
> deb files which could be bad or broken because of the presence of a proxy.
Really? In what way do you mean bad or broken? Each package is digitally
In fact, if the subject is correct, any files under
"/var/cache/apt/archives/" have nothing to do with aptitude update
Sorry if I misunderstood, but your sugestion that:
will fix the error:
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old
ones used instead.
is simply not true.
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