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    "Failed to fetch" message after updating

    I have seen several posts on similar issues on the forum but yet I can't seem to figure out how to solve my problem.
    When I try to update with sudo apt-get update I get the following messages

    W: Failed to fetch http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...raring/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-1386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)


    W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-1386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)


    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/...raring/Release Unable to find expected entry 'partner/binary-1386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)


    W: Failed to fetch http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...pdates/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-1386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)


    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/raring/Release Unable to find expected entry 'partner/binary-1386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)


    W: Failed to fetch http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...kports/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-1386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)


    W: Failed to fetch http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...curity/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-1386/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.




    The content of my source.list file:

    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release amd64 (20130424)]/ raring main restricted


    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.
    deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted
    deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted


    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates main restricted


    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
    ## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring universe
    deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring universe
    deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates universe
    deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates universe


    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring multiverse
    deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring multiverse
    deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates multiverse


    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-backports main restricted universe multiverse


    deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security main restricted
    deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security main restricted
    deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security universe
    deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security universe
    deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security multiverse
    deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security multiverse


    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository.
    ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
    ## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
    # deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu raring partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu raring partner


    ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
    ## developers who want to ship their latest software.
    deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring main
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ raring partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ raring partner
    deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring main



    Help would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

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    Re: "Failed to fetch" message after updating

    It may be worth going to http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/ and making a new sources list from there.

    Don't worry, at this stage nothing in your current version is replaced, but it will generate a default new one which you can compare with the one you have at present. You can even choose to add several of the available ppa repos if you wish.

    Having made this simply backup your old sources list and replace it with the new one, as root of course, run sudo apt-get update and see if that works for you.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: "Failed to fetch" message after updating

    Thanks for your reply, the source list I generated with that website was indeed different from the one on my computer, but even with this one I still got a bunch of 'failed to fetch' messages, so unfortunately this does not seem the solution for my problem. Any other suggestions? Thanks

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    Re: "Failed to fetch" message after updating

    Saved my problem. Apparently I added an architecture that caused problems, I found outt on http://askubuntu.com/questions/25626...while-updating.

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