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December 14th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Hi all.

I am running the software updater and keep on getting the following error message "Failed to download repository information"

Any ideas how to solve it?

December 14th, 2012, 10:11 PM
Hi ockron.

Sometimes repositories are down for maintenance. If it is urgent, wait a couple of hours and then try again.

There's an alternative: set the repositories download server that is closer (in terms of pings). Take a look at this tutorial (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu#Download_Server), specially the sub section called 'Best Server'.

Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.

Note: to get to the 'Software Sources' in 12.04 open the Software Center, and select Edit->Software Sources.