Linux updates problem

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  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    I recently upgraded from Debian 7 to 8. Now every time I try to do update whether in Synaptics or Terminal I get the following

    Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie-updates/contrib/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.73 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie-updates/non-free/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.73 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie-updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.73 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie-updates/contrib/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.73 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie-updates/non-free/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.73 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie-updates/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.73 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie-proposed-updates/contrib/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.73 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie-proposed-updates/non-free/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.73 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie-proposed-updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.73 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie-proposed-updates/contrib/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.73 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie-proposed-updates/non-free/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.73 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/jessie-proposed-updates/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.73 80]

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
     
  2. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    I'd guess Debian 8 needs different repositories.
     
  3. Kerodo

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    Strangely enough, I had the same thing happen to me with Debian 7 for no apparent reason that I could figure out. I hadn't upgraded to 8 or anything, just routine 7. Out of nowhere, it all of a sudden started doing that. After a few attempts at restoring a good image, with the same results, I finally gave up and moved on to something else other than Debian. This was several months ago, btw.
     
  4. mattdocs12345

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    I never had this is 7. Only after upgrade to 8. It suppose to be a simple name change. Lol I guess not. It would be nice if I could fix this instead of reinstalling the entire system again.
     
  5. The Red Moon

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    Has the original poster tried updating from a different PPA provider.?..not too certain if this would help but may be worth a shot.
     
  6. NGRhodes

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    Debian Jessie is testing and has no proposed-updates or updates, its correct that those repos are not found. When Jessie moves from stable to testing, those repos may be useful again, I would personally comment them out for now.
     
  7. mattdocs12345

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    Okay so what do I exactly have to do to fix this problem?
     
  8. Kerodo

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    I'm pretty sure you have to edit your sources file and comment out those sources that you don't want it to check. Here is some info:

    https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList
     
  9. mattdocs12345

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    I want it to check for all jessie updates. Just not sure what to change. The link shows source list for wheezie.
     
  10. Kerodo

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    Ok, yeah, I'm not sure.. I found this link (below) relating to Debian testing. It seems to have some answers for you. Otherwise maybe NGRhodes knows...

    https://wiki.debian.org/DebianTesting
     
  11. taytong888

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    I switched from wheezy to jessie the other day, and "she" has been quite stable and error free in terms of updating. Currently I boot into kernel 3.14-2-amd64. My /etc/apt/sources.list file is as follows:

    # jessie-contrib & non-free

    deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

    # jessie-updates

    deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security jessie/updates main
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security jessie/updates main
     
  12. taytong888

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    That is what I used when I tried Jessie out.
     
  14. taytong888

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    Hello NGRhodes,

    1. In your post #6, you meant when Jessie moves from Testing to Stable?

    2. I got a bunch of updates last night and this morning, without problems.
     
  15. NGRhodes

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    Yes, from Testing, well spotted !
     
  16. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    The debian source list generator is not generating error free list. I still got problems with updating unofficial deb multimedia repos.

    But these worked. Thank you!
     
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