Errors when launching Synaptic

  • johne53
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2008 - 18:06
I keep seeing the following errors each time I launch Synaptic. Are they anything to be worried about..? W: Couldn't stat source package list http://ftp.debian.org etch/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.debian.org_debian_dists_etch_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory) W: Couldn't stat source package list http://ftp.debian.org etch/contrib Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.debian.org_debian_dists_etch_contrib_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory) W: Couldn't stat source package list http://ftp.debian.org etch/non-free Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.debian.org_debian_dists_etch_non-free_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory) W: Couldn't stat source package list http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian.org_dists_etch_updates_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)

My advice

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 01/06/2008 - 21:20
If you can reinstall 2.0 from a disk, back up your data and do it. You will save yourself a lot of grief. On the other hand, there is some small problems with that release (2.0) that will be addressed in the 2.1 release (planned to release in four weeks - hopefully!)

Hmmm....

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Sat, 01/05/2008 - 17:40
That's interesting. I currently have 2 installations of 64studio. The one on my laptop is version 2.0 (installed from CD) and the one on my desktop PC is version 2.0 (but upgraded from a previous installation of 1.0). The upgrade is the one that doesn't work - and it's also the one with a simple list box (and no tabs). Did you upgrade your current version from a previous version?

jh65737 - can I ask you

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Sat, 01/05/2008 - 08:50
jh65737 - can I ask you something to see if it coincides with my system...? If you open Synaptic and go to Settings->Repositories, what does the Repository window look like? Is it a simple dialog with a list box and some buttons etc - or is it a property sheet, with the controls distributed between 3 x tab pages?

can I ask you

  • jh65737
  • 01/04/08
  • Sat, 01/05/2008 - 17:01
It is a simple list box. I have no tabs. You may already have answered this question.

bcm43xx-fwcutter

  • jh65737
  • 01/04/08
  • Fri, 01/04/2008 - 22:16
I too am seeing this error: dpkg: error processing bcm43xx-fwcutter (--configure): subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: bcm43xx-fwcutter

Apart from the original

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Thu, 01/03/2008 - 13:59
Apart from the original problem, I'm finding that any attempt to install s/ware using Synaptic is giving me this error:- E: bcm43xx-fwcutter: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1 which appears at the end of every installation. The installations appear to succeed though.....