Re: Aptitude installation
On Thu, Dec 27, 2007 at 06:13:48AM -0800, email@example.com was heard to say:
> I am trying to install gcc and it cannot access ftp.debian.org to install the package. I am using aptitude to do this. I cannot ping ftp.debian.org, so the server appears inaccessible. Is there a different mirror site I can install packages from? If so, how do I tell aptitude to install from that site?
The appropriate list for your question is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will Cc it there.
It looks like you have ftp.debian.org in your sources.list.
ftp.debian.org is a deprecated server that should not be used as a
package source, as per this email by Josip Rodin:
This may or may not be related to your problem, but you would probably
be better off using a country mirror alias as detailed in that email (for
instance, ftp.us.debian.org if you live in the US). Edit
/etc/apt/sources.list and change all occurrences of ftp.debian.org to
the server that's appropriate for you.