[R-sig-Debian] etch AMD64 debs missing

Robert King Robert.King at newcastle.edu.au
Wed Apr 29 08:42:36 CEST 2009

Thanks Piet & Johannes for the backports.

There seems to be a problem with the files for the amd64 architecture getting 

Here is my apt-get update

Get:1 http://cran.ms.unimelb.edu.au etch-cran/ Release.gpg [189B]
Hit http://cran.ms.unimelb.edu.au etch-cran/ Release
Ign http://cran.ms.unimelb.edu.au etch-cran/ Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://cran.ms.unimelb.edu.au etch-cran/ Packages
Get:2 http://ftp.au.debian.org etch Release.gpg [394B]
Get:3 http://ftp.au.debian.org testing Release.gpg [197B]
Get:4 http://ftp.au.debian.org unstable Release.gpg [197B]
Hit http://cran.ms.unimelb.edu.au etch-cran/ Packages
Hit http://ftp.au.debian.org etch Release
Get:5 http://ftp.au.debian.org testing Release [78.3kB]
Get:6 http://ftp.au.debian.org unstable Release [94.4kB]

Then my apt-get upgrade complains about:

Failed to fetch 
404 Not Found
Failed to fetch 
404 Not Found
Failed to fetch 
404 Not Found
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try 
with --fix-missing?

The files described don't seem to be on cran.r-project.org either.

           => `r-base-core_2.9.0-1~etchcran.1_amd64.deb'
Resolving proxy.newcastle.edu.au...
Connecting to proxy.newcastle.edu.au||:8080... connected.
Proxy request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
16:37:59 ERROR 404: Not Found.

Relevant lines from etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ etch main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ etch main non-free contrib


Package: *
Pin: release o=Debian,a=stable,l=Debian-Security
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: *
Pin: release o=CRAN
Pin-Priority: 600

Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 20

Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 10

Package: *
Pin: release o=Unofficial Multimedia Packages
Pin-Priority: 50

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