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  1. #1
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    Can't install Samba

    Hello,

    I get an error message when trying to install Samba.
    Does anyone have any suggestions as to how can I solve this problem?
    Thanks.

    I am using 11.10 but will update as soon as I can back-up my data using wifi (USB ports don't work).

    In terminal, when I type sudo apt-get install samba I get the following output:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
    libutouch-geis1
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    Suggested packages:
    openbsd-inetd inet-superserver smbldap-tools ldb-tools
    The following NEW packages will be installed
    samba
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 7,990 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 23.0 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
    samba
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-updates/main samba i386 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2.3
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.153 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-security/main samba i386 2:3.5.11~dfsg-1ubuntu2.3
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.153 80]
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...tu2.3_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.153 80]
    N: Ignoring file 'getdeb.list.bck' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
    N: Ignoring file 'getdeb.list.bck' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
    N: Ignoring file 'getdeb.list.bck' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

  2. #2
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    Re: Can't install Samba

    Ubuntu 11.10 went end-of-life May 2013 I believe, and that's probably why you can't reach the repos.

    I'd recommend installing a supported Ubuntu version (like 14.04) and then setting up Samba.

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    Re: Can't install Samba

    Thanks ubudog.
    Although your suggestion is a simple way to fix the problem, I am reluctant to install any newer version of Ubuntu until I can back-up my hard drive.
    And, because my computer will not detect any external drives, I am looking for other ways to do a back-up. Using wifi via Samba is one option.
    As yet I am not aware of any other method...

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    Re: Can't install Samba

    If you have another Linux box, you could back up your data to it using rsync. On the other Linux box, just set up an ssh server (openssh-server package in Ubuntu), and copy your data on over.

    Connecting the two computers by Ethernet would be ideal, as doing this over wifi will take much longer.

    A simple command to backup your home directory would be:
    Code:
    rsync -av --progress /home user@ipaddress:/backup/
    As always, make sure your backup is there and works before deleting anything.

    Hope that helps you!

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