Aptitude package lists not updating

I’m trying to update some packages that I’ve installed via aptitude. When I try, aptitude yells at me. This is what she says:

I tried updating, both using the aptitude interface and doing a [i]sudo apt-get update[\i] and I get the same results (see above).

I’ve got the following in my /etc/apt/sources.list:

How do I solve this problem so I can update?[/quote]

Mhhh… etch (Debian 4) is now oldstable so it’s now archived and not given updates anymore January 21 was the announcement http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100121 if you need to upgrade you need to move to Lenny (version 5).

By the way I think the mirrors don’t even had etch online any more, that would explain the error you got, you still can get directly from Debian site (ftp://debian.org/debian/dists/etch/ last time I check).

Are you saying that I need to upgrade to lenny and change my source list? Or are you saying that if I change my source list to point to ftp://debian.org/debian/dists/etch/ that will work? Sorry for the n00b question, I’m just not too clear on how to solve this.

If it’s the former (need to upgrade to lenny), how arduous is it? I definitely need some third-party software, but don’t want to break anything.

We’re aware of this issue, and we’ve got a fix on the way. Until then, here’s a fixed sources.list:

deb http://archive.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free deb http://debian.di.newdream.net/ etch ndn deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-security etch/updates main contrib non-free deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-volatile etch/volatile main contrib non-free deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports etch-backports main contrib non-free deb http://debian.dc-uoit.net/debian-multimedia/ etch main

If you’d like to be upgraded to Lenny, let DreamHost Support know. We’ve got a process in place for running the upgrades.