Getting KDE 3.4.1 - one problem solved, others begin

Peter Barnes pjb at
Sat Jun 18 05:06:41 CDT 2005

----- Original Message -----   
From: malandante <malandante at>   
To: "Peter Barnes" <pjb at>,   
kubuntu-users at   
Subject: Re: Getting KDE 3.4.1 - a few questions   
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 01:33:18 +0200   
> The problem must be that for any reason apt has not been   
able to   
> download the packages list from   
> I'm using kubuntu since hoary was released (my former   
linux was   
> Debian) and have since then always got trouble with   
apt-get update.   
> For me, the first time I run apt-get update, it throws   
the "couldn't   
> stat source package list..." error. I say the first time,   
because the   
> second time all goes right, so I always write it twice:   
> sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get update   
> Let me know if that solves it. Otherwise, the problem   
should be in the   
> rep.   
> I don't really know if the repository works or not   
because I'm using   
> the amd64 arch distro and there are no debs for amd64 in   
I tried sudo apt-get update several times and it still   
would not find the KDE 341 to update when I had  
deb hoary-updates   
main in etc/apt/sources.list   
Then I found a different URL on Ubuntuforums:  
deb hoary-updates main  
I replaced the previous line with this one in the  
source.list. This seemed to work and after rebooting the PC  
the "About KDE" now says KDE 3.4.1.  
That's the good news. But I notice that the problem with 
Admin in Control Center not working still exists (should it 
be corrected in KDE 3.4.1?). And when I tried to do kdesu 
kwrite or kdesu kate nothing happens now. Looks like a case 
of "frying pan into the fire"! 

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