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Re: Strange Loss of Synaptic Functionality




On Sat, 2018-02-10 at 22:42 +0900, Mark Fletcher wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 08:10:18AM -0500, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> > 
> > Thanks for the reply.
> > 
> > root@AbNormal:/home/comp# apt-get clean
> > root@AbNormal:/home/comp# 
> > 
> > Just before I read your reply I edited sources-list for a different
> > source, debian.uchicago.edu father than debian.org, and the
> > synaptic
> > function was partially restored.
> > 
> > # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.3.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 DVD
> > Binary-1 20171209-12:11]/ stretch contrib main 
> > 
> > # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.3.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 DVD
> > Binary-1 20171209-12:11]/ stretch main contrib 
> > 
> > deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch contrib non-free
> > main 
> > deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch contrib non-free
> > main 
> > 
> > # deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates
> > main
> > contrib non-free  
> > # deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/
> > stretch/updates
> > main contrib non-free  
> > 
> > # stretch-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
> > deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch-updates non-free
> > contrib
> > main 
> > deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch-updates non-free
> > contrib main 
> > 
> > # stretch-backports, previously on backports.debian.org
> > deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch-backports non-free
> > contrib main 
> > deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch-backports non-
> > free
> > contrib main 
> > 
> > For some reason synaptic didn't like Debian security entries, but
> > worked when they were commented out.  However, I am not happy about
> > not
> > being able to receive security updates.  Are those entries correct?
> > 
> 
> I think the answer to that is no. On Stretch here I have 
> 
> deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
> deb-src http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrin non-
> free
> 
> ie no /debian-security
> 
> Mark
> 

Mark

Thanks for the reply. Still a problem.  Here's the error message:

Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/stretch/updates/InRele
ase  Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or
old ones used instead.

Again, commenting out those lines eliminated the error.