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Failure to fetch repository packages

Postby eldiener on Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:37 pm

I just installed Mint 14 KDE for the first time. I tried Software Manager but it was not flexible enough. The I found Synaptic Package Manager in the Application Launcher menu. I started it without problems. Then decided to Reload the package information. But I was flooded with errors.

Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dis ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.191 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dis ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.191 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/nad ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/nad ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/nad ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/nad ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

This is a real mess. How do I correct this ? Are my repository URLs wrong ? I did not change anything and this is what Mint 14 came with.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Failure to fetch repository packages

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:22 pm

This is a well known problem for Mint 14 users. Your repositories urls are wrong. It should read quantal not nadia. You will need to edit your etc/apt/sources.list
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=120494&p=663067#p663067.


open an terminal (I believe Kate is the default KDE text editor, if not replace with the name of your text editor):

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 sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list


replace everywhere you see nadia with quantal. Most text editors have a replace feature in their menu,just use that it will make easier for you. If you run into any problems afterward just check the urls against the list here:

http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/
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Re: Failure to fetch repository packages

Postby eldiener on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:14 pm

TheDynamicHamza21 wrote:This is a well known problem for Mint 14 users. Your repositories urls are wrong. It should read quantal not nadia. You will need to edit your etc/apt/sources.list
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=120494&p=663067#p663067.


open an terminal (I believe Kate is the default KDE text editor, if not replace with the name of your text editor):

Code: Select all
 sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list


replace everywhere you see nadia with quantal. Most text editors have a replace feature in their menu,just use that it will make easier for you. If you run into any problems afterward just check the urls against the list here:

http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/


I reinstalled Mint 14 and the error went away. Why quantal and not nadia ? I looked in /etc/apt/sources.list and it is empty.
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Re: Failure to fetch repository packages

Postby catweazel on Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:42 am

eldiener wrote:Why quantal and not nadia ?

Mint 14 is built on Ubuntu quantal pretzel or whatever they call it.
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