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I am having trouble with aptitude update and apt-get update not downloading a certain list file (specifically http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Sources [5,019 kB]).

I can download it through my browser from here: http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/universe/source/Sources.bz2

Plan was to download through my local machine, FTP it to the server where aptitude and apt-get look for it and have it just Hit the file locally rather than re-download.

So I am looking for where apt downloads the source lists to, the package cache is of course /var/cache/apt but the package lists aren't there?

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Is this what you are wanting? /var/lib/apt/lists/ : storage area for state information for each package resource specified in sources.list From: linux.die.net/man/8/apt-get –  Somantra Jul 18 '12 at 13:54
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/var/lib/apt/lists/ : Storage area for state information for each package resource specified in sources.list

From: man apt-get

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That's the one, thanks dude! –  Myles Gray Jul 18 '12 at 14:10
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