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Re: security mirror out of date:

[CC to debian-admin and security@ removed]

On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 04:17:16PM +0300, Tomas Nykung wrote:

> > < weinholt> one of the security.debian.org mirrors is out of date.
> > has a /debian-security/dists/etch/updates/Release
> > file dated 10 May 2007
> Is this related to the problems I'm having over here with upgrading
> the kernel to the latest 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2 version?
> It did work on one computer, but two other doesn't get the update.
> On the one where it worked apt-cache policy says:
> apt-cache policy linux-image-2.6.18-4-486
> linux-image-2.6.18-4-486:
>   Installed: 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
>   Candidate: 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2
>   Version table:
>  *** 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch2 0
>         500 http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Packages
>         100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
>      2.6.18.dfsg.1-12 0
>         500 http://ftp.fi.debian.org etch/main Packages
> On the two others the "Candidate" is still 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12etch1 no
> matter what I do (aptitude update, apt-get update, dselect update...)
> so I had to wget the kernel (k7 version) from
> ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian-security/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6/
> and install it by hand with dpkg -i.
> Those computers are all on the same network, sharing the same
> connection to the internet.
> Anyone else seeing this problem?

Yes, this is precisely the problem.

FWIW, another workaround is to rerun the apt-get update until you do get
the correct file back; as the mirror is selected randomly from a DNS
round-robin, you should find the updated Packages file gets to you after
a few tries.

You may find a similar error - 404 when downloading the package, for the
same reason. In that case, simply retry the apt-get upgrade until it


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