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Thread: "E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored"

  1. #1
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    "E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored"

    When I update in terminal it gives me this:

    Code:
    adrian@adrian-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update
    Hit http://linux.dropbox.com maverick Release.gpg
    Ign http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en              
    Ign http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en_US           
    Hit http://linux.dropbox.com maverick Release                                  
    Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [197B]                           
    Hit http://linux.dropbox.com maverick/main i386 Packages                       
    Ign http://apt.boxee.tv maverick Release.gpg                                   
    Ign http://apt.boxee.tv/ maverick/main Translation-en                          
    Ign http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main Translation-en          
    Get:2 http://download.tuxfamily.org  Release.gpg [198B]                        
    Ign http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main Translation-en_US       
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security Release.gpg                   
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/main Translation-en   
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick Release.gpg                             
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en             
    Get:3 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [197B]                           
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/gloobus-dev/covergloobus/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en
    Ign http://apt.boxee.tv/ maverick/main Translation-en_US                       
    Ign http://download.tuxfamily.org/gericom/libreoffice/  Translation-en         
    Ign http://download.tuxfamily.org/gericom/libreoffice/  Translation-en_US      
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/gloobus-dev/covergloobus/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/restricted Translation-en
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/universe Translation-en
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/universe Translation-en_US
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security Release                       
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en_US          
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/multiverse Translation-en       
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/multiverse Translation-en_US    
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/restricted Translation-en       
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/restricted Translation-en_US    
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe Translation-en         
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe Translation-en_US      
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates Release.gpg                     
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/main Translation-en     
    Ign http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable/main Translation-en      
    Ign http://apt.boxee.tv maverick Release                                       
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/main Translation-en_US  
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/restricted Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://apt.boxee.tv maverick/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex                  
    Get:4 http://download.tuxfamily.org  Release [724B]                            
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/universe Sources              
    Hit http://apt.boxee.tv maverick/main i386 Packages                            
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release.gpg                              
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable/main Translation-en_US   
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/universe Translation-en 
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/universe Translation-en_US
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-proposed Release.gpg                    
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-proposed/main Translation-en    
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-proposed/main Translation-en_US 
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/main Sources                  
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/restricted Sources            
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/multiverse Sources            
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/universe i386 Packages        
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/main i386 Packages            
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/restricted i386 Packages      
    Ign http://download.tuxfamily.org  Packages                                    
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-proposed/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-proposed/restricted Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-proposed/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-proposed/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/multiverse i386 Packages      
    Get:5 http://dl.google.com stable Release [1,347B]                             
    Ign http://download.tuxfamily.org  Packages                                    
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick Release                                  
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                             
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                             
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                             
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-proposed/universe Translation-en_US
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports Release.gpg                   
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports/main Translation-en   
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports/multiverse Translation-en
    Get:6 http://download.tuxfamily.org  Packages [7,260B]                         
    Get:7 http://dl.google.com stable Release [1,347B]                             
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                             
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                             
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                             
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                             
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main i386 Packages                       
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                             
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                             
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                             
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports/restricted Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports/universe Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports/universe Translation-en_US
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                             
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                   
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                   
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                   
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                   
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                   
    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main i386 Packages             
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick Release                       
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates Release               
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-proposed Release              
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports Release             
    Get:8 http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages [1,076B]                  
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources                             
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main i386 Packages             
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick/universe Sources              
    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main Sources
      404  Not Found
    Get:9 http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages [735B]
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick/main Sources                    
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick/restricted Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick/multiverse i386 Packages
    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net maverick/main i386 Packages
      404  Not Found
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/universe Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/restricted Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-proposed/universe Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-proposed/main Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-proposed/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-proposed/restricted Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-proposed/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-proposed/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-proposed/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-proposed/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/universe Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/main Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/restricted Sources
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com maverick-backports/restricted i386 Packages
    Fetched 13.1kB in 2s (6,052B/s)
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gloobus-dev/covergloobus/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz  404  Not Found
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gloobus-dev/covergloobus/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz  404  Not Found
    
    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    adrian@adrian-desktop:~$
    At the end it has this error:
    Code:
    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    How can I fix that?

    And how can I fix the other errors before it?
    Code:
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gloobus-dev/covergloobus/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz  404  Not Found
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gloobus-dev/covergloobus/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz  404  Not Found
    Thanks.
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  2. #2
    wojox is offline I Ubuntu, Therefore, I Am
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    Re: "E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored"

    Go into Software Sources > Other Software and remove the conflicting ppa's.

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    Re: "E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored"


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    Re: "E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored"

    Quote Originally Posted by wojox View Post
    Go into Software Sources > Other Software and remove the conflicting ppa's.
    That fixed both issues! Thanks!
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