der.hans

Thanks for the idea. I took the easy way out - I commented out the line in
the file for this repository and then ran apt-get update and it worked with
no errors. When I hear back from simplex solutions that they have fixed
their repository, I will un-comment the line.

Thanks!

Mark

On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:11 PM, der.hans <pl...@lufthans.com> wrote:

> Am 08. Aug, 2017 schw├Ątzte Mark Phillips so:
>
> moin moin Mark,
>
> if the simplexsolutions repo is in its own file, then you can ignore it
> for updates. Admittedly, this is one of the few things that's actually
> easier with yum.
>
> Here's what I use to get only security updates. You can certainly do
> something similar to exclude one file rather than including just one file.
>
> sudo apt -o Dir::Etc::sourceparts=:: -o 
> Dir::Etc::SourceList=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/security.list
> dist-upgrade
>
> ciao,
>
> der.hans
>
>
> I am getting this error when I try to apt-get update
>>
>> Reading package lists... Error!
>> W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is
>> not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error:
>> http://apt.simplexsolutionsinc.com wheezy InRelease: Clearsigned file
>> isn't
>> valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)
>>
>> W: Failed to fetch
>> http://apt.simplexsolutionsinc.com/repository/dists/wheezy/InRelease
>>
>> W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old
>> ones
>> used instead.
>> E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
>> E: Problem with MergeList
>> /var/lib/apt/lists/apt.simplexsolutionsinc.com_repository_
>> dists_wheezy_main_i18n_Translation-en
>> E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
>>
>> When I try to do an upgrade or install I get
>>
>> Reading package lists... Error!
>> E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
>> E: Problem with MergeList
>> /var/lib/apt/lists/apt.simplexsolutionsinc.com_repository_
>> dists_wheezy_main_i18n_Translation-en
>> E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
>>
>> I emailed the support folks at simplexsolutionsinc.com (the provider of
>> my
>> VPN) to see if they can fix the errors at their end.
>>
>> I assume I could uninstall the VPN from simplex solutions and remove the
>> ppa from apt, do the upgrade and install the software I need, and then
>> reinstall the VPN.
>>
>> Is there another way for me to move forward and do an upgrade and some
>> installs without removing the VPN software?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Mark
>>
>>
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