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I need help with the linux mint 13 update manager 404 error

Postby IknowYou on Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:17 pm

Early today I was in the middle of installing updates for my packages and then out of know where this message pops up. As long as these error messages pop up I will not be able to install updates for my packages.

Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dis ... ce/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dis ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80]

I have removed canonical partners package but that did not get rid of the error messages, I even tried to switch ubuntu servers but that did not work either. I wan't to get rid of these error messages ASAP and contacting canonical will not help because they take to long to respond.
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Re: I need help with the linux mint 13 update manager 404 er

Postby karlchen on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:51 am

Hello, IKnowYou.

Provided the reported problem was not merely temporary, but persistent, please, post the content of the following files: /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list. One of these files will hold an invalid entry.

On this Mint 13 system the lists look like this:
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cat sources.list | grep -v "^#"
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ maya main upstream import backport
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free

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cat sources.list.d/*.list
# deb file:///usr/share/local-repository binary/
This entry is a comment only, so irrelevant.
On this machine, running
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sudo apt-get update
works perfectly without any hassle.

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Re: I need help with the linux mint 13 update manager 404 er

Postby remoulder on Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:51 pm

karlchen wrote:post the content of the following files: /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list

@karlchen, in mint you can use inxi -r to get this info.
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: I need help with the linux mint 13 update manager 404 er

Postby karlchen on Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:15 pm

Hello, remoulder.

Thanks for the hint. Yet, as there may be a syntactical error in the sources list files, it will be wiser to inspect the files directly.

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Re: I need help with the linux mint 13 update manager 404 er

Postby remoulder on Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:46 am

karlchen wrote:as there may be a syntactical error in the sources list files

This would still be shown in the output of inxi.
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Re: I need help with the linux mint 13 update manager 404 er

Postby karlchen on Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:40 am

Hello, remoulder.

Thank you very much for your clarification. - Nice to learn a useful new command every once in a while. Already recommended using
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inxi -r
in a similar thread. :wink:

With respect to this thread: we are still waiting for the complete list of configured repositories, got by inxi -r or by some other command, aren't we.

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Re: I need help with the linux mint 13 update manager 404 er

Postby Iurydice on Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:24 am

IknowYou wrote:Early today I was in the middle of installing updates for my packages and then out of know where this message pops up. As long as these error messages pop up I will not be able to install updates for my packages.

Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dis ... ce/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dis ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80]

I have removed canonical partners package but that did not get rid of the error messages, I even tried to switch ubuntu servers but that did not work either. I wan't to get rid of these error messages ASAP and contacting canonical will not help because they take to long to respond.



Same problem as in another thread: you're getting the error because it says 'maya' in your sources.list where it should be 'precise'. How do I know this? Well, I pasted the links you provided, changed maya to precise in the URL and it worked. If you know how to edit this yourself, do it (as karlchen already suggested). If not, post your sources.list here so we can help you ;)
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Re: I need help with the linux mint 13 update manager 404 er

Postby karlchen on Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:52 am

Hi, Iuridyce.

That's a good one. :) - I admit having missed the string "maya" in the thread starter's links. :oops:
Correct. Only Linux Mint repositories will know "maya". Ubuntu calls it "precise".

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Re: I need help with the linux mint 13 update manager 404 er

Postby pozzo1953 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:06 am

Very useful thread, which has just got me out of a mess after installing Mint 13 KDE. Why does the sources list go wrong, though? In my case, I got notification of a single update after installation - to update manager itself. I ran update manager and refreshed before applying the update, and got no 404s at all. As soon as I'd updated the updater, I expected a tropical downpour of updates, as always happens with a new release. Instead I got the tick, alternating with the message that update manager sould not refresh its sources - and loads of 404s when I ran it. Neither I nor the other people with the problem are deliberatly messing up our source lists to test Karl, so presumably the fault originally lies in the update to update manager, which has written in faulty source lists. This really needs fixing by someone at Mint, as avoiding the sort of terminal work we've had to do is precisely why we chose Mint in the first place.
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