Re: New - Newbie apt-get question
deFreese, Barry wrote:
O.K. so I'm trying to keep this thread alive :-).
When I run apt-get install kde, I keep getting messages that it fails to
pull down some files and then it says:
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with
I have run apt-get update and it changes nothing. I have looked through the
man pages for apt-get and can find no reference to --fix-missing? Any
Do you have some fishy mirrors in your /etc/apt/sources.list?
I only ever get that message if I:
1. am using an incomplete mirror (full disk or something). Ofcourse it's
unable to fetch the archives if the mirror never downloaded them ;-)
(running our own mirror on the samfundet.no domain, because we "only"
have a 10Mbit to the outside and we have a lot of servers who needs
updating (like we would use "stable", eh? ;) ))
2. have a mirror for some obscure package which needs another mirror for
some obscure dependency, and suddenly the mirror with the dependency is
gone or something.
Does apt-get update produce any errors? Number 2 of these would make
apt-get update complain about being unable to get some package lists.
Number 1 can be a bastard to find out, especially if it's not your