Attempts to fetch non-existent file on old-releases (inconsistent archive?)

Bug #673446 reported by Tom Peterson on 2010-11-10
20
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apt (Ubuntu)
High
LaMont Jones

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apt

Trying to find an appropriate place to report this issue.... I think that it is an issue for the Archive Administration Team. The old-releases archive package data is inconsistent with the files on the server.

tap@dcerouter:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.10
Release: 8.10
tap@dcerouter:~$

tap@dcerouter:~$ apt-cache policy apt
apt:
  Installed: 0.7.14ubuntu6.1
  Candidate: 0.7.14ubuntu6.1
  Version table:
 *** 0.7.14ubuntu6.1 0
        500 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Packages
        500 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     0.7.14ubuntu6 0
        500 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
tap@dcerouter:~$

I'm getting a file not found error when trying to install libtcltk-ruby1.8 via apt-get update; apt-get upgrade. Both intrepid-updates' and intrepid-security's universe packages claim to require pool/universe/r/ruby1.9/libtcltk-ruby1.9_1.9.0.2-7ubuntu1.3_i386.deb but the file doesn't exist on old-releases.ubuntu.com.

I'm encountering this issue on a machine running LinuxMCE and other users are reporting similar issues for a number of other packages as well.

Install using intrepid-updates universe:
root@dcerouter:/etc/apt# apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
Ign file: ./ Release.gpg
Ign file: ./ Translation-en_US
Ign file: ./ Release
Ign file: ./ Packages
Ign http://debian.slimdevices.com stable Release.gpg
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid/free Translation-en_US
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid/non-free Translation-en_US
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid/beta2 Translation-en_US
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org 20dev_ubuntu Release.gpg
Ign http://debian.slimdevices.com stable/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security Release.gpg
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid Release
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org 20dev_ubuntu/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid Release
Get:1 http://debian.slimdevices.com stable Release [1645B]
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid Release
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates Release
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid/free Packages
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org 20dev_ubuntu Release
Ign http://debian.slimdevices.com stable/main Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security Release
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid/non-free Packages
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid/beta2 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Sources
Hit http://debian.slimdevices.com stable/main Packages
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org 20dev_ubuntu/main Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Packages
Get:2 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/universe Packages [146kB]
Hit http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid/beta2 Packages
Hit http://deb.linuxmce.org 20dev_ubuntu/main Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Packages
Fetched 146kB in 2s (59.3kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libtcltk-ruby1.8
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1731kB of archives.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
  libtcltk-ruby1.8
Authentication warning overridden.
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/universe libtcltk-ruby1.8 1.8.7.72-1ubuntu0.2
  404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/r/ruby1.8/libtcltk-ruby1.8_1.8.7.72-1ubuntu0.2_i386.deb 404 Not Found
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
root@dcerouter:/etc/apt#

Install using intrepid-security universe:
root@dcerouter:/etc/apt# apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
Ign file: ./ Release.gpg
Ign file: ./ Translation-en_US
Ign file: ./ Release
Ign file: ./ Packages
Ign http://debian.slimdevices.com stable Release.gpg
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid/free Translation-en_US
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid/non-free Translation-en_US
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid/beta2 Translation-en_US
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org 20dev_ubuntu Release.gpg
Ign http://debian.slimdevices.com stable/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security Release.gpg
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Translation-en_US
Get:1 http://debian.slimdevices.com stable Release [1645B]
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid Release
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org 20dev_ubuntu/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid Release
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid Release
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates Release
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security Release
Ign http://debian.slimdevices.com stable/main Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid/free Packages
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org 20dev_ubuntu Release
Hit http://debian.slimdevices.com stable/main Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org intrepid/non-free Packages
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid/beta2 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Sources
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid/multiverse Sources
Ign http://deb.linuxmce.org 20dev_ubuntu/main Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/main Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/main Packages
Hit http://deb.linuxmce.org intrepid/beta2 Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/restricted Packages
Get:2 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/universe Packages [90.9kB]
Hit http://deb.linuxmce.org 20dev_ubuntu/main Packages
Hit http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/multiverse Packages
Fetched 90.9kB in 2s (40.3kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libtcltk-ruby1.8
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1731kB of archives.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
  libtcltk-ruby1.8
Authentication warning overridden.
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-security/universe libtcltk-ruby1.8 1.8.7.72-1ubuntu0.2
  404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/r/ruby1.8/libtcltk-ruby1.8_1.8.7.72-1ubuntu0.2_i386.deb 404 Not Found
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
root@dcerouter:/etc/apt#

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

I can verify that in
http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/intrepid-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages.bz2 there is:

Package: libtcltk-ruby1.8
Filename: pool/universe/r/ruby1.8/libtcltk-ruby1.8_1.8.7.72-1ubuntu0.2_i386.deb

but http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/r/ruby1.8/ does not have that file. Oddly enough,
there is " libtcltk-ruby1.8_1.8.7.72-1ubuntu0.2_ia64.deb" and lpia, hppa, sparc. So it appears that only the
ports are there, not the main architecture.

A issue with the rsync script?

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
summary: - Attempts to fetch non-existent file
+ Attempts to fetch non-existent file on old-releases (inconsistent
+ archive?)
LaMont Jones (lamont) wrote :

This was actually an issue with the archive at old-releases.ubuntu.com, which has been fixed.

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → LaMont Jones (lamont)
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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