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 Post subject: The value 'mepis' is invalid for APT (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:24 am 
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nats007 and I did
Code:
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade


today in AntiX 8.5 (he on his eeepc and me on IBM Laptop)

I did mine through smxi . /var/log/smxi don't say anything about this error

Code:
E: The value 'mepis' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources


which gives a error 100 on dist-upgrade for the both of us.

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The thread where this issue came up is at

http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php? ... 93#p768293

First time I have ever seen this error in a dist-upgrade.

Using the apt-get -f dist-upgrade option in smxi did not rectify the error either. Here is the terminal readout

Code:
[email protected]:~$ sux
Password:
[email protected]:/home/harry# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
E: The value 'mepis' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources


And no. I don't run KDE either.

Fixed by editing /etc/apt/apt.conf file like so

Code:
#APT::Default-Release "mepis";
APT::Cache-Limit 60000000;
APT::Get::Purge;
APT::Get::AllowUnauthenticated 0;
Acquire::cdrom::Mount "/media/cdrom";


Code:
[email protected]:/home/harry# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg mplayer-nogui
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.

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 Post subject: Re: The value 'mepis' is invalid for APT (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:33 pm 
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That's a vestige from MEPIS that needed it so its packages would be preferable to the Debian ones. You can safely remove it as it doesn't work on antiX, which uses Debian testing repos.
I would think that anti even removed that from M11.


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 Post subject: Re: The value 'mepis' is invalid for APT (SOLVED)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:46 pm 
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Yes it was removed in antiX-M11

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