Bug#198730: apt-cdrom broken after upgrading from potato to woody
On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 at 11:33:54AM +0200, Peter Hugosson-Miller wrote:
> 2) On the good system, the directory /var/lib/apt/lists contains 56
> files generated from the binary CD's, 2 from the security updates, plus
> an empty file called 'lock' and an empty directory called 'partial'. On
> the broken system, this directory is empty, apart from 'lock' and the
> empty 'partial'
I'd guess that either
a) "apt-get update" got ran with an empty sources.list, at some point
between right after you added the woody cds and now, and using it's
default behaviour it wiped out all sources indices which weren't in
b) the lists/ move from /var/state/apt/ to /var/lib/apt/ went wrong. Do
you have anything in /var/state/apt/?
I also find it odd that you don't even have an index list for the security
line in /var/lib/apt/lists/.
> After that I followed a suggestion from the deb-user list and removed
> the security updates line from sources.list before trying again.
Oh wait, that explains my point in b ;)
> After a couple of weeks, I will give up and do a clean install, as I am
> not sure how many other things are broken WRT upgrading from potato to
Most likely, nothing at all.
> I would appreciate a solution if you have one - which files I can safely
> remove before re-doing 'apt-cdrom add'
No need to remove anything. Just rerun apt-cdrom add. Tell us what
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