Synaptic error messages when hitting certain archives (WAS: Interesting apt-get problem)

Bob D. bob_beyng553 at
Tue Sep 28 21:28:35 UTC 2004

Previous thread here:

My error does appear to be related to:

After clicking on reload in Synaptic, the following warning message
appears after Synaptic hits the repositories:

Could not download all repository indexes

The repository might be no longer available or could not be contacted
because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed
index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your
network connection and the correct writing of the repository address in
the preferences.
i386/Packages.gz: Sub-process gzip returned an error code (1)
Sub-process gzip returned an error code (1)

When Synaptic starts to build the dependency tree again after the reload
the following error messages appear in windows:

Message 1:

Duplicate sources.list entry warty/main

Click OK to clear the message and the second one appears:

Message 2:

Duplicate sources.list entry warty/restricted

Here's my sources.list entries. I did edit to access universe:

deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 4.10 _Warty Warthog_ - Unofficial i386 Binary-1
(20040915)]/ unstable main restricted

deb warty main restricted
deb-src warty main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch updated software from the
## and be able to use more than 12000 unsupported packages from the
universe archive.
deb warty main restricted universe
deb-src warty main restricted universe

deb warty-security main restricted
deb-src warty-security main restricted

NOTE: I'm a Linux rookie, so please keep this in mind regarding the
following. :)

While retrieving the sources.list information through gedit (sudo) I
noticed that I have a sources.list and a sources.list~ in /etc/apt. I
had previously edited the sources.list file in gedit launched from the
terminal after a sudo command. Not sure why or where the second file
came from. I expected gedit to overwrite the old file when I saved it
but it appears some type of backup was made (?). I think it is as I see
in gedit's preferences it is set to make a backup copy before saving.
This tilde file still has the universe archives commented out. Is this
file with the tilde after it the source of the error messages? My ISP is, cable modem, through a wired Netgear router if that's any



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