Re apt-mirror

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by bluegrass, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. bluegrass

    bluegrass New Member

    This is with regards to "How To Create A Local Debian/Ubuntu Mirror With apt-mirror"

    After the configuration and I believe I was able to download all the necessary files (stable main contrib non-free), but when I tested it on my other newly configured server I get this error, after the "apt-get update" command.

    Code:
    W: Couldn't stat source package list http://192.168.0.211 sarge/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/192.168.0.211_debian_dists_sarge_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
    W: Couldn't stat source package list http://192.168.0.211 sarge/contrib Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/192.168.0.211_debian_dists_sarge_contrib_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
    W: Couldn't stat source package list http://192.168.0.211 sarge/non-free Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/192.168.0.211_debian_dists_sarge_non-free_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
    W: Couldn't stat source package list http://192.168.0.211 sarge/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/192.168.0.211_debian_dists_sarge_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
    W: Couldn't stat source package list http://192.168.0.211 sarge/contrib Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/192.168.0.211_debian_dists_sarge_contrib_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
    W: Couldn't stat source package list http://192.168.0.211 sarge/non-free Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/192.168.0.211_debian_dists_sarge_non-free_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
    W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    
    If I checked my local mirror on the internet browser I can actually access the folders: http://192.168.0.211/debian

    Code:
    Index of /debian/dists/stable/main
    
    Icon  Name                    Last modified      Size  Description[DIR] Parent Directory                             -   
    [DIR] binary-i386/            04-Jan-2006 11:12    -   
    
    Apache/2.0.54 (Debian GNU/Linux) Server at 192.168.0.211 Port 80
    
    When I make an NMAP to the local mirror from another server:

    Code:
    mail:/# nmap -P0 192.168.0.211
    
    Starting nmap 3.81 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ ) at 2007-01-04 17:24 PHT
    Interesting ports on 192.168.0.211:
    (The 1655 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
    PORT    STATE SERVICE
    22/tcp  open  ssh
    80/tcp  open  http
    110/tcp open  pop3
    111/tcp open  rpcbind
    113/tcp open  auth
    143/tcp open  imap
    752/tcp open  qrh
    993/tcp open  imaps
    MAC Address: 00:00:00:00:00:00 (D-Link Systems)
    
    Nmap finished: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 3.726 seconds
    
    is there something i missed?

    By the way, when I did this command:
    Code:
    /bin/bash /var/spool/apt-mirror/var/clean.sh
    
    there were no unnecessary files nor directories removed. Is this normal?
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I suggest you run
    Code:
    su - apt-mirror -c apt-mirror
    again and check if there are any errors in the output.
     
  3. komerad

    komerad New Member

    Hi,

    I have encountered this problem too. And it is barely documented this one comes pretty close to how I could describe the problem.

    The problem is either :
    a) apt (client) cannot handle packages on a vhost.
    b) apt (client) has a problem with the symlinks

    I haven't tested it much further yet to find out wich one is exactly causing the problem but this is how I solved it :

    (a)
    Code:
    nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/default 
    Change :
    Code:
     RedirectMatch ^/$ /apache2-default/
    to :
    Code:
     # RedirectMatch ^/$ /apache2-default/
    (b)
    As a mirror takes quiet a bit of space and is something you don't want to lose then its a good idea to have it on a seperate partition or even disk.
    So :
    Code:
    mkdir /var/www/repositories
    chown apt-mirror /var/www/repositories
    mount /dev/[your mirror disk] /var/www/repositories
    for future use :
    Code:
    nano /etc/apt/mirror.list
    Change :
    Code:
    # set base_path    /var/spool/....
    on line :7
    to :
    Code:
    set base_path      /var/www/repositories/
    when finished restart your webserver

    Now change your clients sources list to search the new path.

    As said : this way does probably more then is needed to fix the problem feel free to test it partitial and reply the method that does it alone :)

    I also know that I'm a bit late with respons but I had this problem now and this forum came close to my search string so it will be usefull for others too.
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2007

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