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Re: apt{-cache,-get,itude} show wrong version of package after update

On Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:50:03 +0200 (CEST) Jean-Baptiste Thomas said:

> After apt-get update, attempting to install ntp tries to
> download version 1:4.2.8p10+dfsg-3+deb9u1 and fails. It tries
> to download +deb9u1 because
>   $ aptitude show ntp
>   Package: ntp
>   Version: 1:4.2.8p10+dfsg-3+deb9u1
>   State: not installed
>   [...]
> and it fails because the version of the package in the Debian 9
> mirror listed in /etc/apt/sources.list is +deb9u2 :
>   ntp_4.2.8p10+dfsg-3+deb9u2_amd64.deb
> I don't understand what went wrong. apt-get update seemed to go
> well, only complaining about missing "DEP-11 64x64 Icons", which
> are presumably not a vital part of ntp.
> How is this possible ? I'm confused.

Seems like you didn't run "apt-get update" before install? If the
problem still persists after "apt-get update" (or [Reload] in Synaptic)
could you post the outpout of "apt-cache policy ntp" ?

Abdullah Ramazanoglu