View Full Version : [ubuntu] Update Manager Problem

July 20th, 2008, 01:07 PM
The automatic Update Manager for Hardy has been working fine ... until this week's batch of updates. Most of the updates went through without a problem; however, when it attempted to download gtkhtml2.14 and libgtkhtml2.14-19, an error occurred with the following details:

W: Failed to fetch http://mirror.cs.umn.edu/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gtkhtml3.14/gtkhtml3.14_3.18.3-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
404 Not Found

Any ideas about how to fix this issue would be appreciated.


July 20th, 2008, 01:19 PM

for the moment use a different mirror to download the package yourself, install by double clicking, entering password if required, then choose install.

As for why your getting an error I have no idea, not even sure what a mod would recommend about reporting this as a bug, since it's technically not ubuntu at fault...

July 20th, 2008, 01:47 PM
Thanks for the reply.

Going that route (e.g., clicking on the link you provided) first gave me an error (something about a more recent version was already installed). Then, the Update Manager indicated that more updates were available, so I accepted the proposed updates and everything came through - my system now seems to be up-to-date.


July 20th, 2008, 01:47 PM
This happens occasionally when there's a problem with a repository/mirror server. The 404 not found suggests it could be completely down. Use a different mirror as scragar says, or wait a bit and hope that the server has been fixed.

It's Sunday today - you might want to wait until tomorrow. :)

Edit: Yup, seen your second post - simultaneous to mine. Seems the server's up again. Someone working overtime? :wink: