[ubuntu-us-ut] apt-file fetch failure

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Thu Jan 8 04:11:12 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 06:23:05AM -0700, Aaron Toponce wrote:
> Charles Curley wrote:
> > I get this error message from the weekly apt-file run:
> > 
> > /etc/cron.weekly/apt-file:
> > Can't get http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/intrepid/Contents-i386.gz
> If you have the canonical partner repository setup in your
> /etc/apt/sources.list, you'll get this error. Don't know why, but if you
> browse the URL you just posted, you'll see that the Contents-i386.gz
> file does not exist.


> > This is the command:
> > 
> > /usr/bin/apt-file update
> > 
> > I get the same results when I run it manually as root.
> This command should be run as root, as your unprivileged user doesn't
> have the permissions to write to /var/cache/apt/apt-file

I should have specified that the command I showed is the one cron
runs. Of course cron runs as root.

> > Any ideas? Thanks
> Unless you need the Canonical partner repository, I'd just take that out
> of your sources.

A simple, elegant solution to the problem. Done. Thanks.


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