[Zebralist] installing zebra package on debian etch on an amd64 system

Adam Dickmeiss adam at indexdata.dk
Tue Jan 9 09:09:25 CET 2007


Walter McGinnis wrote:
> Hello again,
> 
> I'm having some problems installing from the Debian packages of Zebra 
> after making the switch to a system that runs on amd64 rather than 
> i386.  I could use some advice on how to make it work.

We only provide binaries for i386 at this time. For other architectures, 
refer to

http://indexdata.dk/zebra/doc/installation-debian.tkl#installation-debia-nother

You probably need to install YAZ first. Let us know about your progress 
(so we can improve the documentation).

/ Adam

> 
> I'm essentially following the steps that I have outlined from a previous 
> install here: http://blog.katipo.co.nz/?p=26
> 
> After updating /etc/apt/sources.list to include the indexdata packages 
> and add the indexdata.asc key, I get the following:
> 
> sudo apt-get update
> Password:
> Get:1 http://ftp.nz.debian.org testing Release.gpg [378B]
> Hit http://ftp.nz.debian.org testing Release
> Ign http://www.sgtpepper.net unstable/ Release.gpg
> Hit http://ftp.nz.debian.org testing/main Packages/DiffIndex
> Get:2 http://security.debian.org testing/updates Release.gpg [189B]
> Hit http://www.sgtpepper.net unstable/ Release
> Get:3 http://ftp.indexdata.dk etch Release.gpg [189B]
> Hit http://ftp.nz.debian.org testing/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
> Hit http://ftp.nz.debian.org testing/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
> Hit http://ftp.nz.debian.org testing/main Sources/DiffIndex
> Hit http://ftp.nz.debian.org testing/contrib Sources/DiffIndex
> Hit http://ftp.nz.debian.org testing/non-free Sources/DiffIndex
> Ign http://www.sgtpepper.net unstable/ Packages/DiffIndex
> Get:4 http://security.debian.org testing/updates Release [24.3kB]
> Hit http://ftp.indexdata.dk etch Release
> Hit http://www.sgtpepper.net unstable/ Packages
> Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex
> ...
> Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main Packages
> ...
> Fetched 24.5kB in 4s (5186B/s)
> Failed to fetch http://ftp.indexdata.dk/debian/dists/etch/Release  
> Unable to find expected entry  main/binary-amd64/Packages in Meta-index 
> file (malformed Release file?)
> Reading package lists... Done
> W: Couldn't stat source package list http://ftp.indexdata.dk etch/main 
> Packages 
> (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.indexdata.dk_debian_dists_etch_main_binary-amd64_Packages) 
> - stat (2 No such file or directory)
> W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
> E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old 
> ones used instead.
> 
> Recommendations?  Should I download the package and try and install it 
> with dpkg instead?  Experiences with Debian, amd64, and Zebra/Yaz?
> 
> Cheers,
> Walter
> 
> 
> P.S. - I'm really enjoying using Zebra and have recently successfully 
> installed it from source on Mac OS X for development work.  I'm a 
> regular user of Macports (formerly Darwinports) and hope to see the 
> latest Zebra and Yaz added to the port collection (the version of Yaz 
> already there is a bit long in the tooth).
> 
> 
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