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whitearab
March 9th, 2009, 09:32 AM
I do apologize in advance for not being particularly ubuntu savvy. So if this has been asked before or if the answer seems obvious - sorry.

For several months now I have been getting this error from my update manager:

Could not download all repository indexes

The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct.

Failed to fetch http://repoubuntusoftware.info/dists/harty/all/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I get the same error when I use sudo apt-get update:

Failed to fetch http://repoubuntusoftware.info/dists/harty/all/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I understand that this can be caused by the server being down, but this has been going on for months for me despite repeated attempts to update.

I have searched the forums and google and everything else high and low for a solution, and so far nothing. I have tried changing my server, but the only difference it made was to create a longer list of errors, so I ended up switching it back. Help?

Elfy
March 9th, 2009, 10:24 AM
Perhaps they no longer have the repo,I would assume so after that long - remove the lines from your sources list


gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

If you are not sure - then post it here.


Edit - whoops fat finger syndrome again :p

whitearab
March 9th, 2009, 07:08 PM
forestpixie that makes sense. How do I remove? The code you posted brings up a blank text editor document.

Neo_The_User
March 9th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Thats because he spelled it wrong.

its this.



gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


Take out those repoubuntusoftware lines. The entire lines.

avtolle
March 9th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Command should be
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.listas there is a typo in the name of the file. Goodness knows, I've done that >100 times.

Neo_The_User
March 9th, 2009, 07:13 PM
Command should be
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.listas there is a typo in the name of the file. Goodness knows, I've done that >100 times.

Thats what I said! >:O

whitearab
March 9th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Alright now we're talking. Thanks Neo and avtolle. ;)

So now of course I have no idea what to remove.

Here's my list:
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/ intrepid main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates main restricted
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-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://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates universe
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-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://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates multiverse
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-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://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-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 intrepid partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu intrepid partner

deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security main restricted
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security main restricted
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security universe
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security universe
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security multiverse
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security multiverse

#ULTAMATIX REPOS START

deb http://repoubuntusoftware.info harty all

deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates multiverse

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates multiverse

deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy multiverse

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy multiverse

deb http://repoubuntusoftware.info harty all

deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse

deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe

deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted

deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
#ULTAMATIX REPOS END

Edited to add: And if someone has the patience to explain...what exactly does removing them all mean? In my (extremely limited) understanding, wouldn't that mean that my update manager no longer has ANY sources to check for updates?

Neo_The_User
March 9th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Remove the entire 2 lines that have this



deb http://repoubuntusoftware.info harty all


Underneath UltraMatrix or whatever it is. There are 2 lines. Remove them. The whole 2 lines. Don't forget to click save.

taurus
March 9th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Alright now we're talking. Thanks Neo and avtolle. ;)

So now of course I have no idea what to remove.

Here's my list:
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/ intrepid main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates main restricted
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-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://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates universe
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-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://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates multiverse
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-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://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-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 intrepid partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu intrepid partner

deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security main restricted
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security main restricted
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security universe
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security universe
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security multiverse
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security multiverse

#ULTAMATIX REPOS START

deb http://repoubuntusoftware.info harty all

deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates multiverse

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates multiverse

deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy multiverse

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy multiverse

deb http://repoubuntusoftware.info harty all

deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse

deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe

deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted

deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
#ULTAMATIX REPOS END

Edited to add: And if someone has the patience to explain...what exactly does removing them all mean? In my (extremely limited) understanding, wouldn't that mean that my update manager no longer has ANY sources to check for updates?

Actually, remove everything in the Ultamatix section. You are running intrepid, not hardy.

Neo_The_User
March 9th, 2009, 07:34 PM
Actually, remove everything in the Ultamatix section. You are running intrepid, not hardy.

Oooo! Nice catch!

whitearab
March 9th, 2009, 08:16 PM
It WOOOOORKED! Thank you all SO much!

Anybody have the patience to explain to a newbie what exactly I just did to my own software? :P
If I were to guess...those repos were all for updating Ultamatix and were for the wrong version...? I haven't chewed my way through the ubuntu beginners guide yet (has to wait until AFTER I graduate haha), so no clue what the terms intrepid and hardy refer to...

I had UltaMatix installed, and then removed it. If I wanted to install it again will I need to do something different to keep this from happening again?

taurus
March 9th, 2009, 08:28 PM
What do you need that you have to install Ultamatix on your machine? If you need codecs and plugins, install ubuntu-restricted-extras.


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
If you want libdvdcss2 (to play DVD on your machine), GoogleEarth, Adobe Reader, skype, etc., add Medibuntu to your repos.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

Neo_The_User
March 9th, 2009, 09:14 PM
It WOOOOORKED! Thank you all SO much!

Anybody have the patience to explain to a newbie what exactly I just did to my own software? :P
If I were to guess...those repos were all for updating Ultamatix and were for the wrong version...? I haven't chewed my way through the ubuntu beginners guide yet (has to wait until AFTER I graduate haha), so no clue what the terms intrepid and hardy refer to...

I had UltaMatix installed, and then removed it. If I wanted to install it again will I need to do something different to keep this from happening again?

You removed a server of which your computer now will no longer go to for installing or updating anything.

I wish I could phrase that simpler. Basically, your computer won't access that server anymore when checking for updates or apps.