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Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby toddwagg on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:08 am

I am sorry if this has been addressed already, but I am having trouble applying some of the other threads to my situation. I have an "X" on my mintupdate icon and hovering over it says it couldn't refresh the list of packages. I have added a few repositories at times but I couldn't tell you what was added. Anyway, here is the message I am getting so I hope this helps:

ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
W:GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY AD6F198CE63C3045, W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuone/stab ... ce/Sources 404 Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuone/stab ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Please tell me what I need to do.
Thanks,
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby dagon on Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:03 am

Hi!

Looks like that ppa only covers jaunty, karmic and lucid (if you open the link in a browser you can back up the tree until you find something)
What package are you looking for?
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby kc1di on Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:08 am

toddwagg wrote:I am sorry if this has been addressed already, but I am having trouble applying some of the other threads to my situation. I have an "X" on my mintupdate icon and hovering over it says it couldn't refresh the list of packages. I have added a few repositories at times but I couldn't tell you what was added. Anyway, here is the message I am getting so I hope this helps:

ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
W:GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY AD6F198CE63C3045, W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuone/stab ... ce/Sources 404 Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuone/stab ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Please tell me what I need to do.
Thanks,
Todd

go to software manager click on edit > Software Sources > (it will ask for your password, enter it) when the repository screen come up go to other software tab > then uncheck the one that says http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuone/stab ... ain/source
click on close.
Then refresh the package list in in update manager and you should be set to go.
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby toddwagg on Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:57 pm

Thanks, that made since. But then I am not receiving updates to ubuntuone, right? I guess I really wasn't anyway, but do I need to use a different repository?
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby dagon on Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:19 pm

toddwagg wrote:but do I need to use a different repository?

If you need the latest of the ubuntuone stuff, probably.
Most of these packages, if not all, are present in the oneiric and oneiric-updates repositories though. For just installing the ubuntuone-client and support packages I don't think you need a ppa. Are you following a tutorial?
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby toddwagg on Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:03 pm

No tutorial, just started with Ubuntu a few years back and had Ubuntu One for a while. I just realized it was also in my Mint repositories (or maybe just inherited from Ubuntu) so I installed it under Lisa. Just wanted another "dropbox"
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby ukirik on Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:29 am

I have started getting this error recently, not sure what the deal is... What i see is the "could not refresh the list of packages", and underneath it shows the following at the moment.

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UPDATE###base-files###6.5ubuntu12###6.5ubuntu11###69588###base-files###This package contains the basic filesystem hierarchy of a Debian system, and several important miscellaneous files, such as /etc/debian_version, /etc/host.conf, /etc/issue, /etc/motd, /etc/profile, /etc/nsswitch.conf, and others, and the text of several common licenses in use on Debian systems.
UPDATE###poppler-utils###0.20.4-0ubuntu1.1###0.20.4-0ubuntu1###161098###poppler###Poppler is a PDF rendering library based on Xpdf PDF viewer.

This package contains command line utilities (based on Poppler) for getting information of PDF documents, convert them to other formats, or manipulate them:
* pdfdetach -- lists or extracts embedded files (attachments)
* pdffonts -- font analyzer
* pdfimages -- image extractor
* pdfinfo -- document information
* pdfseparate -- page extraction tool
* pdftocairo -- PDF to PNG/JPEG/PDF/PS/EPS/SVG converter using Cairo
* pdftohtml -- PDF to HTML converter
* pdftoppm -- PDF to PPM/PNG/JPEG image converter
* pdftops -- PDF to PostScript (PS) converter
* pdftotext -- text extraction
* pdfunite -- document merging tool

UPDATE###memtest86+###4.20-1.1ubuntu2.1###4.20-1.1ubuntu2###285292###memtest86+###Memtest86+ scans your RAM for errors.

This tester runs independently of any OS - it is run at computer boot-up, so that it can test *all* of your memory.  You may want to look at `memtester', which allows to test your memory within Linux, but this one won't be able to test your whole RAM.

It can output a list of bad RAM regions usable by the BadRAM kernel patch, so that you can still use your old RAM with one or two bad bits.

Memtest86+ is based on memtest86 3.0, and adds support for recent hardware, as well as a number of general-purpose improvements, including many patches to memtest86 available from various sources.

Both memtest86 and memtest86+ are being worked on in parallel.
UPDATE###xserver-xorg-core###2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6.1###2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6###1568990###xorg-server###The Xorg X server is an X server for several architectures and operating systems, which is derived from the XFree86 4.x series of X servers.

The Xorg server supports most modern graphics hardware from most vendors, and supersedes all XFree86 X servers.

More information about X.Org can be found at: <URL:http://www.X.org>

This package is built from the X.org xserver module.
UPDATE###linux-generic###3.5.0.21.27###3.5.0.17.19###1714###linux-meta###This package will always depend on the latest complete generic Linux kernel and headers.
UPDATE###python3-dbus###1.1.1-1ubuntu0.1###1.1.1-1###100896###dbus-python###D-Bus is a message bus, used for sending messages between applications. Conceptually, it fits somewhere in between raw sockets and CORBA in terms of complexity.

This package provides a Python 3 interface to D-Bus.

See the dbus description for more information about D-Bus in general.
UPDATE###python-dbus-dev###1.1.1-1ubuntu0.1###1.1.1-1###5500###dbus-python###D-Bus is a message bus, used for sending messages between applications. Conceptually, it fits somewhere in between raw sockets and CORBA in terms of complexity.

This package provides development files required to compile main-loop integration modules for python-dbus, such as dbus.mainloop.qt provided by PyQt. It is Python-version-independent: you must also depend on either python-dbus or python3-dbus, if required.
UPDATE###linux-headers-generic###3.5.0.21.27###3.5.0.17.19###2600###linux-meta###This package will always depend on the latest generic kernel headers available.
UPDATE###python-dbus###1.1.1-1ubuntu0.1###1.1.1-1###101386###dbus-python###D-Bus is a message bus, used for sending messages between applications. Conceptually, it fits somewhere in between raw sockets and CORBA in terms of complexity.

This package provides a Python interface to D-Bus.

See the dbus description for more information about D-Bus in general.
UPDATE###linux-image-generic###3.5.0.21.27###3.5.0.17.19###2628###linux-meta###This package will always depend on the latest generic kernel image available.
UPDATE###libpoppler-glib8###0.20.4-0ubuntu1.1###0.20.4-0ubuntu1###96412###poppler###Poppler is a PDF rendering library based on Xpdf PDF viewer.

This package provides the GLib-based shared library for applications using the GLib interface to Poppler.
UPDATE###ufw###0.33-0ubuntu2.1###0.33-0ubuntu2###160732###ufw###The Uncomplicated FireWall is a front-end for iptables, to make managing a Netfilter firewall easier. It provides a command line interface with syntax similar to OpenBSD's Packet Filter. It is particularly well-suited as a host-based firewall.
UPDATE###linux-libc-dev###3.5.0-21.32###3.5.0-17.28###893196###linux###This package provides headers from the Linux kernel.  These headers are used by the installed headers for GNU glibc and other system libraries. They are NOT meant to be used to build third-party modules for your kernel. Use linux-headers-* packages for that.
UPDATE###mountall###2.42ubuntu0.3###2.42###68778###mountall###mountall mounts filesystems when the underlying block devices are ready, or when network interfaces come up, checking the filesystems first.
UPDATE###libpoppler28###0.20.4-0ubuntu1.1###0.20.4-0ubuntu1###879364###poppler###Poppler is a PDF rendering library based on Xpdf PDF viewer.

This package contains the shared core library.


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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby beachgardener on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:48 am

i get this too, it goes on to update, as well as error after the update

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: 91.189.92.150 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dis ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]

then:
E: man-db: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2 and various like that, Opera won't update properly
not happy with all these errors coming in like that, was ok for a while there.
what can i do about this?
thank you

tried this, but didn't solve anything.
sudo rm -fv /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo apt-get update
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby durieux arnaud on Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:12 pm

Salut, essaye ça en terminal
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sudo apt-get clean
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sudo apt-get autoclean
et ensuite
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sudo apt-get install  "nom_du_paquet"
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sudo apt-get install -f
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby Iurydice on Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:58 pm

beachgardener wrote:i get this too, it goes on to update, as well as error after the update

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Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia-security/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia-security/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia-security/universe/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia-security/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia-security/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia-security/restricted/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia/partner/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia/partner/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia/universe/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia/restricted/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia/universe/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia-updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.200 80]


then:
E: man-db: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2 and various like that, Opera won't update properly
not happy with all these errors coming in like that, was ok for a while there.
what can i do about this?
thank you

tried this, but didn't solve anything.
sudo rm -fv /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo apt-get update


It's because your repositories are not named properly. It says "nadia" and it should say "oneiric" instead. Edit your sources.list file and change every instance of http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/nadia* into http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric*. Then run sudo apt-get update. You shouldn't get those errors anymore.
If you think you're the only one, think again.
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby beachgardener on Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:09 am

a bit late in getting back, thank you for the answers, i have actually re-installed since then, i'll archive the remedies for future reference :)
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby old-boy on Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:09 am

I have the same problem as well. :?:

Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/techm3/outrec/ ... ce/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/techm3/outrec/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby kc1di on Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:56 am

old-boy wrote:I have the same problem as well. :?:

Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/techm3/outrec/ ... ce/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/techm3/outrec/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


In your case you need to go to the /etc/apt/sources.list file and remove the techm3 ppa repository it is no longer active.
you'll have to do it as root.

Or you can do it with this command
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sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:whatever/ppa
Replacing ppa;whaever with the name of the ppa you installed.
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby FactorCerveza on Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:20 pm

I'm having the same problem but I get a similar but different message

Error message:

ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_talkplugin_deb_dists_stable_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

I'm a complete noob, please help me
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Re: Mint update "could not refresh the list of packages"

Postby PGG on Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:10 pm

FactorCerveza wrote:I'm having the same problem but I get a similar but different message

Error message:

ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_talkplugin_deb_dists_stable_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

I'm a complete noob, please help me


I have just had an almost identical error. I think if you do the following in 'terminal' as sudo user, it will help solve your problem as it did mine:

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sudo rm -fv /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo apt-get update


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