For months I have not been able to apply updates. I get no end of '404 Not Found', 'Ign' and 'Failed to fetch' errors whenever I try 'apt-get update'.
I have tried deleting everything in /var/lib/apt/lists, /var/lib/apt/lists/partial, and approx-cache. I've run 'apt-get clean' and 'approx-gc -v'.
Here are my latest efforts:
and my approx.conf:
deb http://localhost:9999/base/ precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://localhost:9999/base/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://localhost:9999/base/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://localhost:9999/partner precise partner
deb http://localhost:9999/extras precise main
I'm reminded of the line in that old Rolf Harris song, 'My boomerang won't come back'. "I've practiced 'til I am black in the face ...."
It used to work just great.