JP Vossen on 18 Sep 2012 13:58:58 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Debian packaging system

Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:01:39 -0400
From: "Eric H. Johnson"<>

Yes I have done apt-get update multiple times. The repos are separate from
debian and consist of four repos, standard, extras, extras-devel and
extras-testing. This ( seems to indicate
that the stable power kernel is now in the standard repo, although I was
pretty sure when I first installed it, it was in the extras repo.

This may be a Bad Idea, but it works for me to fix "BADSIG" messages that I get from time to time (I think due to a flaky package proxy server I haven't gotten around to replacing).

Substitute 'apt-get' for 'aptitude' as needed, I *think* it'll work the same:

aptitude clean
rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists
mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
aptitude clean
aptitude update

I suspect that I get cruft in '/var/lib/apt/lists/partial', and this may be overkill. But it works for me and my problem. YMMV, this could break your system, yadda, yadda, yadda...

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