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Re: apt-get update works fine; but apt-get upgrade does not

Josh Battles wrote:
> Joe Potter said:
>>I am running Sid, and I can use apt-get update just fine. However, when
>>I then run apt-get upgrade I see apt fail to get even a single file.
>>Each one yields the message about failed to open the file.
>>I thought that if the server was down, update would fail; and if update
>>worked then upgrade would also.
>>Does anyone know the status of the repositories?
> I may be wrong here, but isn't the command apt-get dist-upgrade?  Maybe
> you're confusing aptitude upgrade with the apt-get version?

No. I normally would run "apt-get update" followed by "apt-get
dist-upgrade" but at the present time that would cause several packages
to be removed that I need. Therefore, I just use "apt-get upgrade" which
will only upgrade without removing any packages.

But, "apt-get dist-upgrade" does not work either. The problem seems to
be that apt knows what packages are in the repository but can not get them.

Hence my question.

Regards, Joe

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