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  1. #1
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    Where to get updates ?

    hello. when going to my update manager - it says the archives / updates are over 200+ days old (see image)

    Question 1 :- how do i know WHERE my computer is checking the archives / updates from ?

    Question 2 :- Where can i find a more up-to-date place to get updates from ?

    Question 3 :- how do I change the settings to get the updates from new location ??

    (I have frequent updates top my PC - so if i'm updating every day / every few days - why does it say over 200+ days ago ?)

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    Re: Where to get updates ?

    Which Ubuntu release are you on ?
    You can check the Software Sources to see which repos you are using.

    Please also post the output to :
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d
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    Re: Where to get updates ?

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    Is this whaty is needed ?

    $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Release amd64 (20110427.1)]/ natty main restricted

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

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

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## 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://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    deb http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted
    deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted
    deb http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security universe
    deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security universe
    deb http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security multiverse
    deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-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 precise partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu natty 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 precise main
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner
    deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
    sarah@LinuxPC:~$ ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d
    dropbox.list google-earth.list.save
    dropbox.list.save google.list
    google-chrome.list google.list.save
    google-chrome.list.save otto-kesselgulasch-gimp-precise.list
    google-earth.list otto-kesselgulasch-gimp-precise.list.save
    sarah@LinuxPC:~$


    PS are my imges Ok ? seem a bit small.

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    Re: Where to get updates ?

    OK thanks.

    Please post the output to
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    That will refresh your repos listing and upgrade your current packages to the newest versions for Precise.
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    Re: Where to get updates ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarahfoxnz View Post
    Question 1 :- how do i know WHERE my computer is checking the archives / updates from ?
    The servers -- aka repositories -- where your software updates are drawn from are listed in sources.list.

    From the listing in your sources.list file, the server at 'http:// nz.archive.ubuntu.com" is used most often. So, it's the server Canonical maintains for New Zealand.

    When you run "sudo apt-get update" in a terminal, or refresh the Update Manager, what's happening is that a list of packages installed on your machines is compared with a list of software maintained on that server to determine if newer version are available. The actual upgrade, either via the Update Manager of with "sudo apt-get upgrade" downloads and install the updates.

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    Re: Where to get updates ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bapoumba View Post
    OK thanks.

    Please post the output to
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    That will refresh your repos listing and upgrade your current packages to the newest versions for Precise.
    Hello. I've donbe the above two commands & there are a few errors reported.

    sarah@LinuxPC:~$ sudo apt-get update
    [sudo] password for sarah:
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg
    Get:1 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg [198 B]
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg
    Get:2 http://linux.dropbox.com precise Release.gpg [489 B]
    Get:3 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [198 B]
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release
    Get:4 http://linux.dropbox.com precise Release [2,603 B]
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise Release.gpg
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise Release.gpg
    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Get:5 http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg [72 B]
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release.gpg
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security Release
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable Release
    Get:6 http://linux.dropbox.com precise/main amd64 Packages [1,143 B]
    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources/DiffIndex
    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources/DiffIndex
    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Sources/DiffIndex
    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Sources/DiffIndex
    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise Release
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Err http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release

    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted i386 Packages/DiffIndex
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release
    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe i386 Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse i386 Packages/DiffIndex
    Get:7 http://linux.dropbox.com precise/main i386 Packages [1,143 B]
    Ign http://linux.dropbox.com precise/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise Release
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Sources
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Sources
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Sources
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Sources
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner amd64 Packages
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner i386 Packages
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main i386 Packages
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Sources
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner amd64 Packages
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner i386 Packages
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Sources
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Sources
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Sources
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Sources
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main amd64 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted amd64 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe amd64 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse amd64 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://linux.dropbox.com precise/main Translation-en_NZ
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Translation-en
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Translation-en
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://linux.dropbox.com precise/main Translation-en
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_NZ
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_NZ
    Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en_NZ
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en_NZ
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en_NZ
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en
    Fetched 5,846 B in 5s (1,004 B/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    W: GPG error: http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>
    W: GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG A040830F7FAC5991 Google, Inc. Linux Package Signing Key <linux-packages-keymaster@google.com>
    W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 16126D3A3E5C1192 Ubuntu Extras Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>

    W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release

    W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main amd64 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_b inary-amd64_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_b inary-i386_Packages)
    sarah@LinuxPC:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    sarah@LinuxPC:~$


    Update: ive been to my update manager & it says the things are 246= days old (forget exact wording).

    i am not worried or anything, but - if i use manager (a few days ago) & download 100+ MB of updates - it SJOULD say the updates / archives or watever wee last updated 3 days ago (or something small) - within the time I last updated & todays / now date. shouldn't it ?

    & If it HASN'T been updated since 246= days ago - my computer should in theory have all the updates available & no more is needed. i'm not concerned - just curious. it says one thing, but doing another.
    Last edited by sarahfoxnz; May 5th, 2014 at 06:25 AM.

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