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    Upgrading XUBUNTU 8.04

    Hey, I keep getting the below errors durring the upgrade, and it fails after this point. I read someplace to try to rebuild the repository, but I dont know how.


    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...curity/Release Unable to find expected entry web/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/Release Unable to find expected entry web/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...pdates/Release Unable to find expected entry web/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)



    Thanks for any help!

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    Re: Upgrading XUBUNTU 8.04

    Post:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list

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    Re: Upgrading XUBUNTU 8.04

    Okay....


    #
    # deb cdrom:[Xubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)]/ gutsy main restricted

    # deb cdrom:[Xubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)]/ gutsy main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted web

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted web

    ## 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
    ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
    ## team.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-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://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-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://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main restricted universe 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 gutsy partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted web
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse

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    Re: Upgrading XUBUNTU 8.04

    Have you tried changing Severs?

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    Re: Upgrading XUBUNTU 8.04

    No, how do I do that? (I have a general idea how...)

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    Re: Upgrading XUBUNTU 8.04

    In Hardy:
    System>Administration>Software Sources Change the Server from USA to Main as an example.

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    Re: Upgrading XUBUNTU 8.04

    Actually, I am on 7.10 upgrading to 8.04,

    Anyway, I did what you suggested, and it asked to update, but it came back with those same three errors.




    Any other ideas?

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    Re: Upgrading XUBUNTU 8.04

    If this helps, I ran "apt-get update" under ROOT in the terminal, and the same three failed...


    Code:
    Fetched 3B in 1s (3B/s)  
    Failed to fetch http://lug.mtu.edu/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/Release  Unable to find expected entry  web/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
    Failed to fetch http://lug.mtu.edu/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-updates/Release  Unable to find expected entry  web/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
    Failed to fetch http://lug.mtu.edu/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-security/Release  Unable to find expected entry  web/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
    Reading package lists... Done
    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    So for some reason, those three things, whether its for Hardy, or Gusty, keep failing. I have tried 3 different servers, and I just don't understand this mess.

    Would it be easier, and bypass this problem if I did the upgrade via the alternate CD?
    Last edited by everythingdaniel; April 24th, 2008 at 03:08 PM.

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    Re: Upgrading XUBUNTU 8.04

    I had this problem also. Someone in another thread suggested removing "web" from the lines that are failing. I don't know if this could cause any problems down the road, but it worked for me.

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