apt-get update failing

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Mon Nov 26 11:36:14 UTC 2012


On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 03:11:04PM -0500, Ric Moore wrote:
> I'm seeing entries like this in /var/lib/apt-lists:
> Ubuntu%2012.04%20LTS%20%5fPrecise%20Pangolin%5f%20-%20Release%20amd64%20(20120423)_dists_precise_main_binary-amd64_Packages
> Ubuntu%2012.04%20LTS%20%5fPrecise%20Pangolin%5f%20-%20Release%20amd64%20(20120423)_dists_precise_main_binary-i386_Packages
> Ubuntu%2012.04%20LTS%20%5fPrecise%20Pangolin%5f%20-%20Release%20amd64%20(20120423)_dists_precise_Release
> Ubuntu%2012.04%20LTS%20%5fPrecise%20Pangolin%5f%20-%20Release%20amd64%20(20120423)_dists_precise_Release.gpg
> Ubuntu%2012.04%20LTS%20%5fPrecise%20Pangolin%5f%20-%20Release%20amd64%20(20120423)_dists_precise_restricted_binary-amd64_Packages
> Ubuntu%2012.04%20LTS%20%5fPrecise%20Pangolin%5f%20-%20Release%20amd64%20(20120423)_dists_precise_restricted_binary-i386_Packages
> 
> It seems that update works just fine, and then it stalls a bit about
> half way through, and produces errors where it seems to reconnect to
> sites it already checked and then fails. This is maddening.

/var/lib/apt/lists is where apt keeps downloaded package lists.  The
things to check are

  /etc/apt/sources.list
  /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list

> I've tried the usual commands, and googled my rear off. So far, no
> love. So, I figure those entries must be misshapen. I don't want to
> rm stiff willy nilly. Thanks, Ric

Marius Gedminas
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