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CosmicFlux
June 2nd, 2009, 05:05 PM
Hey,

OK, I'm having this problem with repositories. I'm trying to find an app called gDesklets but it doesn't appear in either the Add/Remove... option or Synaptics. I've tried to update the Software Sources but I get a 404 Error Message saying the repositories could not be found and to check my connection.

The message in question is this:

The repository might be no longer 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 the correct writing of the repository address in the preferences.

The connection is fine. I suspect that during installation important security updates weren't installed because of this same issue. Is there something I'm not doing?


Cosmic

Celauran
June 2nd, 2009, 05:06 PM
Open Synaptic, go to Settings and change the "Download from:" option. See if that does anything.

halitech
June 2nd, 2009, 05:14 PM
what version are you using?

also, post the output of

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

Bucky Ball
June 2nd, 2009, 05:15 PM
You mean all the repositories or just some? If it is only a couple, comment them out. Go to:

/etc/apt/sources.list

... and comment out the offending repository if that is the case. You might have a dead one in there.

CosmicFlux
June 2nd, 2009, 08:50 PM
OK, the output of cat /etc/apt/sources.list is:

deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 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.

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted

## 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.
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb-src http://gb.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.
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates multiverse
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb-src http://gb.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://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.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

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main universe restricted multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe main multiverse restricted #Added by software-properties
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-security universe main restricted multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-security universe main restricted multiverse #Added by software-properties
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe main restricted multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe main restricted multiverse #Added by software-properties
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-proposed universe main restricted multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-proposed universe main restricted multiverse #Added by software-properties
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports universe main restricted multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports universe main restricted multiverse #Added by software-properties
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse

Celauran
June 2nd, 2009, 08:52 PM
Pretty sure Gutsy is no longer supported.

CosmicFlux
June 2nd, 2009, 09:06 PM
So would I have to update to the next available edition, which is 8.04 LTS or do a clean install of 9.10?

Cosmic

halitech
June 2nd, 2009, 09:21 PM
you could try for now to at least get up to date by changing archive.ubuntu.com to old-releases.ubuntu.com and then do a dist-upgrade to get 8.04

more info here (Breezy and Dapper but should still work the same)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=468043&page=2

I just checked and it even still has hoary listed
http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/

9.10 is still in the works but if you have a seperate /home you could do a fresh install of 8.04LTS or 9.04

Kevbert
June 2nd, 2009, 09:27 PM
It's probably best to update to Hardy as there are probably some open security issues with Gutsy. I believe that gDesklets is in the Universe Repository.

CosmicFlux
June 2nd, 2009, 09:48 PM
I may just do a clean install of Jaunty when it downloads.

Is this an isolated thing or has anyone else noticed anything?!

Cosmic

halitech
June 2nd, 2009, 10:19 PM
Is this an isolated thing or has anyone else noticed anything?!

Cosmic

is what an isolated thing?

Kevbert
June 3rd, 2009, 10:35 AM
Just perform a fresh install (it's much easier and less likely to cause problems).
You may occasionally get http 404 errors due to maintenance of the servers. Just wait a while and then retry or use another server.
Jaunty, for me, works very well.

Bucky Ball
June 3rd, 2009, 02:35 PM
Clean install of Hardy. Most stable and Long Term Support. Upgrading to next version can take an age.