Re: apt-get update fails with File not found (404)
* bob parker (email@example.com) wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Dec 2002 21:05, Matej Pfajfar wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I am experiencing some problems with apt-get update.
> > What happens is that it can't fetch the Packages file from the debian
> > security site.
> > This is the error I get :
> > Failed to fetch
> > http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/Package
> > s 404 Not Found
> The latest update seemed to me to be rather large.
> The apt-get update completed but the following apt-get upgrade
> failed with some errors including a 404 or two.
> The suggestion was to apt-get update - don't do that after a
> successful update, it causes the entire upgrade to download again.
> It took 3 apt-get upgrade to get the entire list of packages down
> and then complete the upgrade.
In my case, it all downloaded right off, but with such a large group
of apps and libraries, you need 3 or even 4 rounds of "upgrade" to
complete configuration and installation.
Cam Ellison Ph.D. R.Psych.
From Roberts Creek on B.C.'s incomparable Sunshine Coast