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Thread: Update problem

  1. #1
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    Update problem

    Hi Ubuntu User
    I am a new ubuntu user. When i first install ubuntu it seems good to work. But recently when i run the command to the terminal sudo apt-get update it shows some error which is

    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Sources
    404 Not Found
    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main i386 Packages
    404 Not Found
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/cheleb/blen...source/Sources 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/cheleb/blen...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    what can i do for this error?
    How can i solve this error?

  2. #2
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    Re: Update problem

    Try again It can be a temporary glitch somewhere.

    The first two do work when I follow them. However the 3rd one goes wrong after 'dists'. http://ppa.launchpad.net/cheleb/blen.../ubuntu/dists/ is empty. I don't know the reason for this.
    If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you.

  3. #3
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    Re: Update problem

    If you open the URL by hand, as I just did, you will notice that you get a 404, so the web site does not exist. The most likely reason is that the person who created the ppa simply has stopped supporting it, since if you look around on the site you will notice that they are pretty empty.

  4. #4
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    Re: Update problem

    It's possible the PPA archive mentioned is either offline temporarily or has been closed. The error appears because it cannot fetch new index files from the PPA for a merge. It's best to disable the PPA, at least for the time being. There are different methods to do this, depending on how the PPA was added to your index files. Do you know or remember how it was added?

    If not, try searching in /etc/apt/sources.list and then commenting the line with the PPA out with a # before running another update.
    Last edited by T.J.; September 30th, 2012 at 08:34 AM.

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