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Thread: Help! apt-get nonfunctional--no!??

  1. #1
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    Help! apt-get nonfunctional--no!??

    I can't get apt-get to work at all. It tries and tries and tries to connecto to, but always times out and never succeeds in connecting. Maybe 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, 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:
    # 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 stable/updates main contrib non-free
    deb testing/updates main contrib non-free
    # Stable
    deb stable main contrib non-free
    deb stable/non-US main contrib non-free
    # Sources
    deb-src stable main contrib non-free
    deb-src stable/non-US main contrib non-free
    # Testing
    deb testing main contrib non-free
    deb testing/non-US main contrib non-free
    # Sources
    deb-src testing main contrib non-free
    deb-src testing/non-US main contrib non-free
    # Unstable
    deb unstable main contrib non-free
    deb unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
    # Sources
    deb-src unstable main contrib non-free
    deb-src unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
    # Experimental
    deb ../project/experimental main contrib non-free
    deb-src ../project/experimental main contrib non-free
    # Experimental/Unofficial
    deb unstable main
    # Mozilla
    # deb ./
    # deb-src ./
    # GNOME 2.0
    # deb ./
    # KDE 3
    # deb stable main
    # deb-src stable main
    # We get packages from testing/unstable for now
    # cdbakeoven
    # deb ./
    # XFree 4.2/4.3
    # deb sid/i386/
    # deb-src sid/source/
    # deb ./
    # deb-src ./
    # Java
    deb woody main non-free
    deb-src woody main non-free
    deb unstable main non-free
    deb-src unstable main non-free
    # deb
    # LyX & others (now in debian/unstable)
    # deb unofficial/
    # deb-src unofficial/
    # Evolution
    #deb stable main
    #deb-src stable main
    # Blades Repository (pppoeconf & co)
    # deb ./
    # deb-src ./
    # Wine CVS snapshot
    # deb wine main
    # deb-src 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 entries and replace them with

  3. #3
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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 with It all works, now!

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