Failed to fetch http:/packages.medibuntu.org/dists/precise/free/binary-i386/ Packages 404 Not Found
You are getting this errors because you still have the Medibuntu repository configured as a software source. The Medibuntu developers have called it quits and abandoned their project, and have shut this repository down. See their announcement about that here: https://launchpad.net/medibuntu/+announcement/11951
You are advised to remove the Medibuntu repository immediately. To simplify that I've made the following single command for you to run from the terminal, which will automatically remove all the active Medibuntu repositories from your configuration files:
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sudo sed -i '/^deb http:\/\/packages.medibuntu.org*/d' /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list
You will be asked to provide your password (the cursor doesn't move as you type, nor do you get other feedback while typing a password on the terminal). You might get an error that it can't find the file /etc/apt/sources.list, which is fine. You will not get any other feedback from this command. You can use the Refresh button in the Update Manager afterwards and it should now no longer give errors about "medibuntu". You can also run the command "apt update" to achieve the same.
Q: What was the Medibuntu repository used for? Are there alternatives?
A: Medibuntu was used for just two packages (on 64 bit; I'm not sure about 32 bit as I don't have that here):
- libdvdcss2 - For playback of video DVDs;
- w64codecs - Codecs for certain RealPlayer 10 formats (RV30/40, COOK, and RealAudio).
Update Oct 18th: details and instructions also shared by Clem on the blog today: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2469. From Linux Mint 16 the libdvdcss2 packages will be kept in the Linux Mint extra repository.
Update Oct 30th: added a generic single command to remove the Medibuntu repositories automatically. This will work on all currently supported Linux Mint editions.