Re: [Debian] [lenny] apt-get update problem
- Hi, Sorry to bump an old thread but I ran into the same problem trying to install Lenny as well. When installing using the directions on http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/install.html I could not get past downloading Packages.gz because the installer said it was corrupt. I tried many different mirrors all with the same result. So I went the "Unpack tar ball route" (http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/unpack.html - thanks, Martin!) and I now have a working Lenny installation but I cannot apt-get update. When I do, I get the same sort of errors that opt12001 was getting:
# apt-get update
Get:1 http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release.gpg [197B]
Get:2 http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release [40.8kB]
Get:3 http://ftp.at.debian.org lenny Release.gpg [394B]
Get:4 http://ftp.at.debian.org lenny Release [73.6kB]
Get:5 http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Packages [109kB]
Get:6 http://ftp.at.debian.org lenny/main Packages [6706kB]
Get:7 http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Sources [31.8kB]
Get:8 http://ftp.at.debian.org lenny/main Sources [2980kB]
84% [6 Packages gzip 23490560] [8 Sources 1402522/2980kB 47%] 88.5kB/s 17s
gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--crc error
gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--length error
Err http://ftp.at.debian.org lenny/main Packages
Sub-process gzip returned an error code (1)
Fetched 9941kB in 2min23s (69.5kB/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/lenny/updates/main/binary-armel/Packages.gz Hash Sum mismatch
W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/main/binary-armel/Packages.gz Sub-process gzip returned an error code (1)
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
I have not been able to solve this and it prevents me from being able to use the system. I tried `apt-get dist-upgrade` anyway, but the kernel flash seems to have gone bad (or I'm missing a step) because the slug couldn't reboot and I had to unpack the tarball and re-flash the original Lenny kernel.
> I eventually solved my problem trying one more time the clean /var/lib/apt/lists (which I did several times before) and trying again with your original mirror and it worked !I tried this route also but it does not seem to be working either. Did you find out what was wrong? Does your apt-get work now? How can I fix this?
> I do not know what was the problem and I do not dare to "apt-get update" again for the moment, nor to "apt-get upgrade"...