While I run apt-get update on Ubuntu 12.04, I got the following output (partially):

Get:1985 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg [28.9 kB]

My sources.list file is not modified and I use the main server as the repository.

I tried to remove /var/lib/apt/lists/* and update again but failed.

I retrieved the Release.gpg file manually: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release.gpg

Found that the file size is 198 instead of 28.9kB, any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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i had a similar problem on Debian using simple-cdd. I resolved the issue by specifying the version using --dist wheezy.

  • Welcome to ask-ubuntu and thank you for your answer. Unfortunatelly it is rather incomplete and may be misleading. With which program did you use --dist wheezy? apt-get does not have this option and the original question has nothing to do with simple-cdd.
    – Adaephon
    Apr 9, 2014 at 7:44

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