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    update error

    i am running ibex and would like to upgrade to jaunty rc so i checked
    software sources and that's ok but when i reload in update manager or
    synaptic i get this failed to fetch indexes error.

    Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...curity/Release Unable to find expected entry main'./binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/intrepid/Release Unable to find expected entry main'./binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...pdates/Release Unable to find expected entry main'./binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...oposed/Release Unable to find expected entry main'./binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
    Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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    Re: update error

    I would suggest you try a different server.

    Jim

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    Re: update error

    i have tried other servers but get same error.

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    Re: update error

    Hi bzarnsy, could you open up a terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and post the output to
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
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    Re: update error

    bz@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    #
    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080701)]/ hardy main restricted

    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080701)]/ hardy main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates restricted main main'.

    ## 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.
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-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.
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-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://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-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 intrepid partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner

    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-security main restricted
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-security universe
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-security multiverse
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-backports restricted main multiverse universe
    # deb http://cafelinux.org/Downloads/oz-os tinwoodman main
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid main'.
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-proposed restricted main multiverse main'. universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security restricted main multiverse main'. universe
    bz@ubuntu:~$

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    Re: update error

    You need to fix up your sources.list. Open a terminal and type
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    then remove the parts that I have marked in red from your sources.list.
    Code:
    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080701)]/ hardy main restricted
    
    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080701)]/ hardy main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.
    
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
    
    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates restricted main main'.
    
    ## 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.
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid universe
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-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.
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-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://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-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 intrepid partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
    
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-security main restricted
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-security universe
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-security multiverse
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-backports restricted main multiverse universe
    # deb http://cafelinux.org/Downloads/oz-os tinwoodman main
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid main'.
    deb http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu/ intrepid-proposed restricted main multiverse main'. universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid-security restricted main multiverse main'. universe
    Then save the changes and back in the terminal type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
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