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    During Update get "Failed to fetch"

    I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. When I tried to perform a routine update, I got:

    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...10.11_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80]
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...10.11_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80]
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...10.11_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80]
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...10.11_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80]
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...10.11_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.15 80]

    I tried several times and always got the same message. Can anybody tell me what to do????

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    Re: During Update get "Failed to fetch"

    Did you do sudo apt-get update before doing sudo apt-get upgrade? Those packages have been replaced by newer versions on that server.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

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    Re: During Update get "Failed to fetch"

    Old Gray Wolf

    Thank you very much for responding. However, I do have a question. I don't understand the apt-get upgrade command. I don't want to upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu (like Raring). I want to continue using the 12.04 LTS version. If I run apt-get upgrade will I be upgraded to a new version (as would be done in Update Manager), or will I just get the latest version of 12.04 LTS. I am a little afraid to run the apt-get upgrade command.

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    Re: During Update get "Failed to fetch"

    Hello!

    There is a lot of confusion around this: upgrade and dist-upgrade do not change your version.

    They upgrade the packages in the context of your current version.

    The update command does not do anything to actually change your applications/packages. It only updates the list of what is available for upgrade. To get new packages, you have to run upgrade or dist-upgrade.

    The command that you don't want to do is do-release-upgrade -- which is what you could use to upgrade you to a new version of Ubuntu.

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    Re: During Update get "Failed to fetch"

    Ralph L; Hey ,
    Allow me to intercede.

    "apt-get upgrade" only updates installed packages as existing on the current install.
    To see the relevant info; do in terminal:
    Code:
    man apt-get
    Do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update ##syncs the system data base with the repository
    sudo apt-get upgrade ##updates installed packages
    In the event you have "old" software sources repositories enabled ... got some work cut out for us to get all squared away.
    On a production server, General advise is to be aware of what is being updated !

    ain't nothing but a thing
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubuntu'n !

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    Re: During Update get "Failed to fetch"

    Thanks everybody. The apt-get update did the trick. The I ran Update Manager from the main menu. Everything worked. And thanks for the explanation of apt-get upgrade. I wasn't sure about it even after I read the man page.

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