Re: oddity in apt-cache
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Freddy Freeloader wrote:
> I have three separate machines that have identical entries in
> /etc/apt/sources.list. All were updated and upgraded this morning as a
> result of troubleshooting this issue. On machine #1 I can apt-cache
> show nhfsstone and it returns the expected data on nhfsstone. On
> machines 2 and 3 it tells me that the nhfsstone package cannot be
> found. Running apt-cache search nfs on all machines yeilds similar
> results. Machine #1 has nhfsstone included in the result set. Machines
> 2 and 3 do not.
> All machines are pointed to: deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian sid
> main contrib non-free.
> This just makes absolutely no sense to me. I'm pointing all three to
> the same set of repositories and yet two machines cannot find a software
> package the other machine finds. I realize that all machines may not
> see exactly the same server every time, but to have a package being
> found on one machine and missing on two others seems very strange.
> Can anyone explain this anomaly this to me?
You are correct, it makes no sense. Do all three machines have the same
access point to the Internet? Is perhaps a firewall in between blocking
something? That's the only reason I can think of that one machine will
work and the others will not.
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