I just tried to update my dev database that runs on debian 7.8. Unfortunately it's now giving me the folllowing error:

W: Failed to fetch http://repo.mysql.com/apt/debian/dists/wheezy/Release  Unable to find expected entry 'utilities-1.4/binary-amd64/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Then contents of my /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mysql.list file is as such:

# You may comment out entries below, but any other modifications may be lost.
# Use command 'dpkg-reconfigure mysql-apt-config' as root for modifications.
deb http://repo.mysql.com/apt/debian/ wheezy mysql-apt-config
deb http://repo.mysql.com/apt/debian/ wheezy mysql-5.6
# deb http://repo.mysql.com/apt/debian/ wheezy connector-python-2.0
deb http://repo.mysql.com/apt/debian/ wheezy utilities-1.4

deb-src http://repo.mysql.com/apt/debian/ wheezy mysql-5.6

Has anyone got some tips how to resolve this issue?

  • 2
    The problem isn't with Debian, it's with the repository that MySQL are offering. The Release file only mentions utilities-1.5 wheras you have utilities-1.4 listed in your mysql.list. So you probably need to do dpkg-reconfigure mysql-apt-config as shown in that file.
    – wurtel
    Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 8:51

1 Answer 1


Full credit to @wurtel for giving me the answer in the comments.

The solution is to run dpkg-reconfigure mysql-apt-config which brings up a menu. Select utilities, then ok as shown below.

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Then select mysql-utilities-x, then ok.

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Then on the next menu. Select Apply.

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Then run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and everything works.

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