Hi I find that when I do apt-get update, I get the error "Package is not a plain file". Why is that? Also because of that, I suspect, I'm unable to download any packages because it will say package not found. Apt-get also lists that I have 0 pakcgaes installed, which is real weird. My box is a Debian 2.1 base install. thanks. Kamal Mahyuddin, UW-Madison.