Re: apt-get update gives failed to fetch error
Andrew Vaughan wrote:
It seems to me that both sarge and etch have problem with apt if you try
to install a desktop system. Both give 'a lot' of unmet dependencies,
for gnome and for kde mainly, and tell that apt is broken. As this
already append in the past, I suggest you wait a day or two, usually
things clear up.
On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 08:55, Oz wrote:
I just installed Debian from
d/debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso and now want to update the list of
packages because the image has only the basic set of packages. I edited
the /etc/apt/sources.list file and here is what it looks like now:
cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Etch_ - Official Snapshot amd64 Binary-1
(20051111)]/ etch contrib main
#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Etch_ - Official Snapshot amd64
Binary-1 (20051111)]/ etch contrib main
amd64 is not (yet) in the official archive.
http://amd64.debian.net/README.mirrors.html contains a list of mirrors.
(I'm assuming the page is current, I don't run amd64).
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free
Note above you installed Etch, which is the the version in
testing/development for the next stable release. The current stable
release is Sarge.
Googling for sarge install images I found this
page, which might be useful.