not a plain file - apt install with dselect
Hello Debian Land,
I am upgrading from Hamm and have come across a problem with
using apt method of installing the new packages.
I am installing the frozen distribution from ftp.mcc.ac.uk using
the apt method of dselect. I installed apt via the instructions
in the updatepackages/Readme file on the ftp site.
I have 95% of the packages installed, however it seems that apt
wont install the files its fetched untill it has all of them. I
can understand this. However apt is having problems getting a
few of the files. See the error message below.
Is there a problem with apt, the ftp site or my installation?
Any clues ??
264 packages upgraded, 65 newly installed, 4 to remove and 0 not
Need to get 754k/149M of archives. After unpacking 29.1M will be
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
Get ftp://ftp.mcc.ac.uk frozen/main dpkg-http [13.0k]
Error ftp://ftp.mcc.ac.uk frozen/main dpkg-http
not a plain file.
John Stevenson, Objective Alliance: www.oa.nl
"Its grip'd, its sorted.."