View Full Version : [ubuntu] gutsy repositories 404 ?

April 23rd, 2009, 12:49 AM
Hi guys,

im trying to install a few packages and it looks like the repositories have been taken offline.

please dont tell me this is because "7.10 is not a LTS release so we dont offer repositories anymore".

i have hardware issues with 8.04 AND 8.10, will try out 9.04 when it comes out, but until then, please tell me the repos have moved or something...

Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-security/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-security/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/universe/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-updates/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-updates/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-updates/universe/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-updates/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-backports/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-backports/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-backports/universe/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-backports/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]

April 23rd, 2009, 12:59 AM
Hi mykel--

Sorry to say, but 7.10 has reached it's end of life. The repositories are no longer available.

April 23rd, 2009, 07:28 AM
im raging. i cant believe nobody wants to keep less-than-2-year-old repos going. sigh. im hoping 9.04 will work with my sata controllers.

April 23rd, 2009, 08:37 AM
You should be able to use http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ if you really need to keep running gutsy

April 23rd, 2009, 04:57 PM
I'm having this problem too (waiting for a disk to arrive before I update!)

amac777: Thanks for that link, but what do I do with it?


April 23rd, 2009, 07:58 PM
I'm having this problem too (waiting for a disk to arrive before I update!)

amac777: Thanks for that link, but what do I do with it?


Update your /etc/apt/sources.list to use the new URL.

"security.ubuntu.com" becomes "old-releases.ubuntu.com"
in my case (since I am in the U.S.)
"us.archive.ubuntu.com" becomes "old-releases.ubuntu.com"

in my case

sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.old
sudo sed -ie 's|//security|//old-releases|' /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo sed -ie 's|//us.archive|//old-releases|' /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update

was sufficient. If you use third party (or different) repositories you might need to adjust the commands or the file itself.

April 23rd, 2009, 09:18 PM
Keep in mind that if you do a distribution upgrade to 8.04, that will be supported for quite a while, and you'll be able to upgrade straight to 9.10 when it comes out.

April 24th, 2009, 09:12 AM
Thanks Kokopelli, thats done the trick.

Windsurfer619: I have 9.10 on order and I'm waiting for the disk. Once that comes Ill do a clean install and go from there, but in the last few weeks that I'm on 7.10 Ill be checking out various bits of software still, so I need these repository links for dependencies etc.

Anyway, thanks all.



April 24th, 2009, 11:08 AM
http://old-releases.ubuntu.com (http://old-releases.ubuntu.com) has only iso images of old releases, no repositories. Does anyone know where the repositories are?

April 24th, 2009, 11:18 AM
Sorry, I didn't go through the site completely. The repositories are in

April 24th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Just to clarify if anyone else happens across this thread:

Following the link/instructions above will enable the old repos so you can use synaptic etc again. Its pretty seamless and everything works as it did before.

April 24th, 2009, 05:27 PM
I'm having the same problem.

I'm trying to upgrade to 8.04 (eventually to 9.04) and the upgrade notes say "Be sure that you have all updates applied to your current version of Ubuntu before you upgrade."

However, I can't apply the updates because of this 404 problem. Should I use the link advertised here (http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/) to install the updates, or can I ignore the advise of the upgrade notes and upgrade directly?


May 29th, 2009, 06:02 PM
Thank you for your post, (with the slight change of us- for gb- because I'm in UK) it worked a treat

December 6th, 2009, 12:17 AM

Would someone please describe how to update the respository urls?
Must I manually go through /etc/apt/sources.list or is there a script somewhere.


December 6th, 2009, 02:04 AM
I ended up just using Emacs search and replace in my /etc/apt/sources.list file so that apt would hit the old-releases server. The affected lines included enough information so that I could dist-upgrade.
Im up and running again!