[Grml] apt behavior..

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Wed Nov 30 16:07:40 CET 2005

* Ishwar Rattan <ishwar at pali.cps.cmich.edu> [20051130 15:58]:

> When I try to search or install without doing an 'apt-get update' first
> it complains with the following messages:

> W: Couldn't stat source package list ftp://ftp.us.debian.org unstable/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)

> Why would it complain about source package lists when thay are not
> specified in sources.list?  I was under the impression that apt is
> supposed to remember the result of last update operation..

The 'source package list' message of apt* does not correlate with
deb-src entries in sources.list.

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