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  1. #1
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    Question apt-get repeatedly downloads the same packages

    Had this problem with 8.04 LTS Server then reinstalled - same problem...

    I enable all sources in sources.list then run apt-get update (+reboot) then apt-get upgrade (+reboot). Now everytime I run apt-get update it downloads th same set of files - it is never satisfied! What is going on?

    This is the set of files it downloads EVERYTIME I run it...

    root@server:~# apt-get update
    Get:1 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release.gpg [189B]
    Ign http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Translation-en_AU
    Ign http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Translation-en_AU
    Ign http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Translation-en_AU
    Ign http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Translation-en_AU
    Get:2 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release.gpg [189B]
    Ign http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Translation-en_AU
    Ign http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Translation-en_AU
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com hardy Release.gpg
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com hardy/partner Translation-en_AU
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release.gpg
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Translation-en_AU
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Translation-en_AU
    Ign http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Translation-en_AU
    Ign http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_AU
    Get:3 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports Release.gpg [189B]
    Ign http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/main Translation-en_AU
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com hardy Release
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Translation-en_AU
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Translation-en_AU
    Ign http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/restricted Translation-en_AU
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release
    Ign http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/universe Translation-en_AU
    Ign http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/multiverse Translation-en_AU
    Get:4 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release [65.9kB]
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com hardy/partner Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Packages
    Get:5 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release [58.5kB]
    Get:6 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports Release [51.2kB]
    Get:7 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages [1173kB]
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com hardy/partner Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Sources
    Get:8 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Packages [6397B]
    Get:9 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Sources [338kB]
    Get:10 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Sources [1488B]
    Get:11 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Packages [4254kB]
    Get:12 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Sources [1323kB]
    Get:13 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Packages [174kB]
    Get:14 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Sources [60.9kB]
    Get:15 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages [463kB]
    Get:16 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Packages [7763B]
    Get:17 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Sources [117kB]
    Get:18 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Sources [941B]
    Get:19 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Packages [200kB]
    Get:20 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Sources [43.4kB]
    Get:21 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Packages [28.7kB]
    Get:22 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Sources [5394B]
    Get:23 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/main Packages [112kB]
    Get:24 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/restricted Packages [14B]
    Get:25 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/universe Packages [112kB]
    Get:26 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/multiverse Packages [14.7kB]
    Get:27 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/main Sources [16.3kB]
    Get:28 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/restricted Sources [14B]
    Get:29 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/universe Sources [26.4kB]
    Get:30 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/multiverse Sources [4064B]
    Fetched 8658kB in 13s (626kB/s)
    Reading package lists... Done


    It's giving me no confidence to continue with the install.

    I am a bit of a noob - am I missing something stupid?

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    Re: apt-get repeatedly downloads the same packages

    No. What it is getting is the information from ubuntu repositories that you have at your "/etc/apt/sources.list". You can cat out that file and compare it to what its getting.

    Is there any packages that come after that. Does it ask you if you want to install or not?

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    Re: apt-get repeatedly downloads the same packages

    Sounds a bit weird - dowloading 8meg just to say there are no updates.

    I'm sure when I've run it through the GUI it has in the past said something like - your system is up to date. If I run it through the GUI at the moment it is doing exactly the same as from the command line...

    The sources.list is the default one with all repositories unhashed.

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