[Aptitude-devel] Calculating old sha1sum... local file too old

shirish शिरीष shirishag75 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 21:00:35 BST 2013

Hi all,
I dunno if this is a bug in aptitude or in /etc/apt/sources.list or
the mirror I'm downloading from or somewhere else but every time I run
update I get the following :-

Downloading Index
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  7819  100  7819    0     0  17587      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 17690
Calculating old sha1sum...
local file too old

So it's coming from experimental contrib .

This is my /etc/apt/sources.list :-

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list

#### testing  #########
deb http://debian.ec.as6453.net/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free

 #### unstable #########
deb http://debian.ec.as6453.net/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

 #### experimental #########
deb http://debian.ec.as6453.net/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free

The mirror was the selection given to me by netselect-apt .

This is the partial output from the InRelease file I saw :-

/var/lib/apt/lists$ head -12
Hash: SHA1

Origin: Debian
Label: Debian
Suite: experimental
Codename: experimental
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:36:28 UTC
Valid-Until: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 08:36:28 UTC
NotAutomatic: yes
Architectures: amd64 armel armhf hurd-i386 i386 ia64 kfreebsd-amd64
kfreebsd-i386 mips mipsel powerpc s390 s390x sparc
Components: main contrib non-free

The point I want to make is that the component experimental/contrib is
valid (at least as it seems from the InRelease file).

I have removed the lists couple of times and started afresh but
everytime after the lists come I get the statement. So is this
something to do with the InRelease file or a mirror issue or something
at my end ?

I haven't filed a bug because I'm not sure whether it's a bug or an
issue at my end or something.

-- Package-specific info:
Terminal: xterm
$DISPLAY is set.
which aptitude: /usr/bin/aptitude

aptitude version information:
aptitude compiled at Nov  7 2012 07:08:03
Compiler: g++ 4.7.2
Compiled against:
  apt version 4.12.0
  NCurses version 5.9
  libsigc++ version: 2.2.10
  Ept support enabled.
  Gtk+ support disabled.
  Qt support disabled.

Current library versions:
  NCurses version: ncurses 5.9.20130608
  cwidget version: 0.5.16
  Apt version: 4.12.0

aptitude linkage:
	linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007fff477dc000)
	libapt-pkg.so.4.12 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.4.12
	libncursesw.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncursesw.so.5 (0x00007f38fcb12000)
	libtinfo.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5 (0x00007f38fc8e8000)
	libsigc-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsigc-2.0.so.0
	libcwidget.so.3 => /usr/lib/libcwidget.so.3 (0x00007f38fc3e3000)
	libept.so.1.aptpkg4.12 => /usr/lib/libept.so.1.aptpkg4.12 (0x00007f38fc142000)
	libxapian.so.22 => /usr/lib/libxapian.so.22 (0x00007f38fbd5f000)
	libz.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1 (0x00007f38fbb47000)
	libsqlite3.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsqlite3.so.0
	libboost_iostreams.so.1.49.0 => /usr/lib/libboost_iostreams.so.1.49.0
	libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f38fb461000)
	libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007f38fb158000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007f38fae5a000)
	libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007f38fac44000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007f38fa897000)
	libutil.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libutil.so.1 (0x00007f38fa694000)
	libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f38fa490000)
	libbz2.so.1.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1.0 (0x00007f38fa27f000)
	libuuid.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libuuid.so.1 (0x00007f38fa279000)
	librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007f38fa070000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f38fd6ea000)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.10-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IN, LC_CTYPE=en_IN (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  aptitude-common 
ii  libapt-pkg4.12  
ii  libboost-iostreams1.49.0  1.49.0-4
ii  libc6                     2.17-7
ii  libcwidget3               0.5.16-3.4
ii  libept1.4.12              1.0.9
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.8.1-2
ii  libncursesw5              5.9+20130608-1
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0c2a        2.2.10-0.2
ii  libsqlite3-0              3.7.17-1
ii  libstdc++6                4.8.1-2
ii  libtinfo5                 5.9+20130608-1
ii  libxapian22               1.2.15-2
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.8.dfsg-1

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
ii  apt-xapian-index                0.45
pn  aptitude-doc-en | aptitude-doc  <none>
ii  libparse-debianchangelog-perl   1.2.0-1
ii  sensible-utils                  0.0.9

Versions of packages aptitude suggests:
pn  debtags  <none>
ii  tasksel  3.16

          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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