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Thread: Problems installing with apt

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    Problems installing with apt

    Hi.

    Whenever I try to install something in apt, part of it will download, but then it ends up faililng to "fetch some of the archives." I can see above in the terminal that some of the sites it is trying to access fail because it can't find that file or directory there. WHat can I do? Thanks.

    Furthermore, I try to update by apt-get update, but after about 70 percent complete it stops and says that some index files failed to download.

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    You need to put some working sources into /etc/apt/sources.list

    Here's mine:

    deb http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/debian/ unstable main
    deb-src http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/debian/ unstable main

    Simply read which entry in sources.list is not working and comment it out. That is to say put a '#' in front of the line like so:

    #deb http://archive.progeny.com/debian/ sid main

    After adding the new mirros and commenting out those that do not work you need to save the file run apt-get update.

    Use apt-spy to create your own /etc/apt/sources.list. It will benchmark the Debian mirrors and find the fastest one for you.

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