apt-get update oddity

Brian Pack darkaudit at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 02:03:17 UTC 2005

On Monday 28 March 2005 07:02 pm, Senectus . wrote:
> For some reason I have to run apt-get update twice..
> The first time I get a heap of failures.. the second time I get nearly
> all successful.
> Any idea why that might be?

Depends. Sometimes packages will hit the available lists before they're 
actually ready to download. I've had this happen to me, when I've tried to 
dist-upgrade while the repository is busy refreshing itself. Waiting a few 
minutes and trying again got the packages I needed.

OTOH, is this happening every time? 
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