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Colorado Newb
July 4th, 2011, 06:36 PM
My update manager has recently started giving me the following message:

Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty-backports/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty-backports/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty-backports/universe/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty-backports/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Which is odd, since I'm using release 10.04 Lucid.

I usually don't mess with terminal commands but can;t seem to resolve the issue in the update manager.

Any ideas?

July 4th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Given that us.archive.ubuntu.com is a set of servers it can happen if the server is having an issue.

Easiest way to check:

http://us.archive.ubuntu.com in any browser.

You can then do the following in the terminal:

sudo apt-get update

You can also change the name server so that lookup of us.archive.ubuntu.com gives you a different server as primary.

Colorado Newb
July 4th, 2011, 07:25 PM
It looks like I can access the proper repositories (i.e. the ones I've checked in the update manager) but I still get the error message.

It doesn't matter which server I choose, I still get the message. Is there a safe way for me to use the command line to tell the update manager to stop looking for the failed Jaunty repositories?

July 4th, 2011, 07:33 PM
Support for Jaunty ended last October. You should edit your sources.list and remove references to anything except Lucid.

Colorado Newb
July 4th, 2011, 08:39 PM
Thanks Ann, that's exactly what I'd like to do. Can you give me an example of a command that I would use to do that?

July 4th, 2011, 11:45 PM
gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Colorado Newb
July 6th, 2011, 07:48 PM
Thank you Ann. That did the trick.

July 7th, 2011, 12:52 AM
You're welcome.