Re: Error trying to update powerpc64 Jessie machine.
On 06/28/2018 09:05 AM, Rick Thomas wrote:
> For the last couple of days, my PowerPC64 machine, running Debian Jessie, has been getting this error message when I try to do “apt update”:
>> W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie/updates/InRelease Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-powerpc/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)
>> E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Your subject is a bit misleading. You are talking about an installation of
Debian powerpc (32-Bit) on a 64-bit-capable machine.
> Does anybody know why? It was working fine until a couple of days ago…
Yes, as announced by DSA, the powerpc buildds have been shut down:
We are currently in the process to properly move powerpc to Debian
Ports. In the meantime, you can either reinstall your machine with
Debian ppc64 from Debian Ports  or wait until the transition is
Jessie on powerpc is no longer being updated and supported. You
will have to switch to Debian unstable.
>  https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/
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