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Thread: Help! apt-get nonfunctional--no ftp2.de.debian.org??!??

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    Help! apt-get nonfunctional--no ftp2.de.debian.org??!??

    I can't get apt-get to work at all. It tries and tries and tries to connecto to ftp2.de.debian.org, but always times out and never succeeds in connecting. Maybe ftp2.de.debian.org is no longer a valid source site?

    This is extremely frustrating to me because I fubar'd Mozilla Firefox while making the fatal mistake of actually daring to try to install an extension (magpie). After having no success whatsoever in removing this extension, or even finding where it was stored, I decided to use apt-get to uninstall Mozilla Firefox entirely. Much to my frustration, it has been impossible to apt-get update, much less apt-get install.

    I would appreciate any help!

    As far as I can tell, ftp2.de.debian.org doesn't exist, nor has it existed for days. (I had been trying to install chbg for about a week, now, with no success.)

    Here is my /etc/apt/sources.list:
    Code:
    # See sources.list(5) for more information, especialy
    # Remember that you can only use http, ftp or file URIs
    # CDROMs are managed through the apt-cdrom tool.
    
    # Security updates for "stable"
    deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free
    deb http://security.debian.org testing/updates main contrib non-free
    
    # Stable
    deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/pub/debian stable main contrib non-free
    deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free
    
    # Sources
    deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/pub/debian stable main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free
    
    # Testing
    deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/pub/debian testing main contrib non-free
    deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free
    
    # Sources
    deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/pub/debian testing main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free
    
    # Unstable
    deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
    deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
    
    # Sources
    deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
    
    # Experimental
    deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian ../project/experimental main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian ../project/experimental main contrib non-free
    
    # Experimental/Unofficial
    deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ unstable main
    
    # Mozilla
    # deb http://non-us.debian.org/~kitame/mozilla ./
    # deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/~kitame/mozilla ./
    
    # GNOME 2.0
    # deb http://www.gnome.de/debian/ ./
    
    # KDE 3
    # deb http://ktown.kde.org/~nolden/kde stable main
    # deb-src http://ktown.kde.org/~nolden/kde stable main
    # We get packages from testing/unstable for now
    
    # cdbakeoven
    # deb http://coyote.asoc.euitt.upm.es/mud/debian/ ./
    
    # XFree 4.2/4.3
    # deb http://people.debian.org/~branden/packages sid/i386/
    # deb-src http://people.debian.org/~branden/packages sid/source/
    # deb http://www.penguinppc.org/~daniels/sid/i386 ./
    # deb-src http://www.penguinppc.org/~daniels/sid/source ./
    
    # Java
    deb ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/languages/java/linux/debian woody main non-free
    deb-src ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/languages/java/linux/debian woody main non-free
    deb ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/languages/java/linux/debian unstable main non-free
    deb-src ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/languages/java/linux/debian unstable main non-free
    # deb http://people.debian.org/~sgybas/jdk13
    
    # LyX & others (now in debian/unstable)
    # deb ftp://ntama.uni-mainz.de/pub/debian unofficial/
    # deb-src ftp://ntama.uni-mainz.de/pub/debian unofficial/
    
    # Evolution
    #deb ftp://ftp.ximian.com/pub/debian stable main
    #deb-src ftp://ftp.ximian.com/pub/debian stable main
    
    # Blades Repository (pppoeconf & co)
    # deb http://people.debian.org/~blade/testing ./
    # deb-src http://people.debian.org/~blade/testing ./
    
    # Wine CVS snapshot
    # deb http://people.debian.org/~andreas/debian wine main
    # deb-src http://people.debian.org/~andreas/debian wine main
    
    # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 r3 _Potato_ - Official i386 Binary-1 (20010427)]/ unstable contrib main non-US/contrib non-US/main

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    Comment out the ftp2.de.debian.org entries and replace them with ftp.debian.org

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    Thanks! That seemed to work, mostly. It complains a lot about 404 not found errors, but at least it gets far enough to install Mozilla Firefox. I'm going to download the latest Knoppix CD...hopefully it has a more up to date sources.list.

    Thanks, again!

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    I found the true solution--I replaced ftp2.de.debian.org with ftp.de.debian.org. It all works, now!

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