apt-get update fails

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by Atalon » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:27 pm
apt-get update fails

This happens both before and after a re-install of raspbian.

W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/mirrordirector.raspbian.org_raspbian_dists_wheezy_main_binary-armhf_Packages Hash Sum mismatch

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
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by SirLagz » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:29 am
Are you using sudo when running apt-get update ?
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by Atalon » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:09 pm
yes I used sudo, I even did su - root and tried it with the same results.
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by Atalon » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:55 pm
is there a way to rebuild the file or is it bad from the source?
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by rpdom » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:19 pm
One thing I would do is to check that there is enough free space for the file, using "df -h /".

Then I would try to remove the corrupt file(s) with "sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/*".

Finally, try the "sudo apt-get update" again.
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by Atalon » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:10 am
removing the partial files worked great.


I knew I had enough space because I am using a 32 GB SD card.
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