"Not found source for system packages" when launching Plesk autoinstaller

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2016-11-16 13:11:57 UTC

Modified:

2017-04-24 11:22:57 UTC

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"Not found source for system packages" when launching Plesk autoinstaller

Applicable to:

  • Plesk for Linux

Symptoms

  1. Running Parallels Plesk autoinstaller fails with an error:

    # /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/autoinstaller
    ...
    ERROR: Not found source for system packages (release 6.0.5) in APT software sources configuration
  2. Opening Tools & Settings > Updates & Upgrades fails with an error:

    No data received

Cause

Repositories are misconfigured on the server.

Resolution

  1. Take a backup of /etc/apt/ folder.

    # cp -npr /etc/apt /root/
  2. Move all unwanted sources.list* files present in /etc/apt/ folder, keep default ones, e.g. for Debian 7:

    # cat /etc/issue
    Debian GNU/Linux 7 \

    \l # cat /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free deb http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

  3. Execute the following command to update the repositories with modified entries:

    # apt-get clean
    # apt-get update
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