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dhdurgee
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MintUpdate on old releases

Post by dhdurgee » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:46 pm

I am still running 11 Katya x64 on my laptop, as there are problems using gvfs with maya x64 with the OS/2 servers on my network. Since natty has been moved to old-releases on the ubuntu servers I have added those to my /etc/apt/sources.list, but I still have problems with MintUpdate. I see the following when it checks for updates:

ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-security/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-updates/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-updates/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-updates/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Thus I still get a red-X on the status. I can still use the package manager to install packages from the old-releases repository and have installed updates from other repositories, but I still get these errors indicated. Can this be corrected by configuration changes? Is a fix to MintUpdate required for this?

Dave

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Re: MintUpdate on old releases

Post by karlchen » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:08 am

Hello, Dave.

For Ubuntu releases that are no longer maintained, the addresses will change
+ from http://archive.ubuntu.com/...rest_of_address and http://security.ubuntu.com/...rest_of_address
+ to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/...rest_of_address
So the solution for you will be to open a terminal window and execute

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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
in order to edit your software repository list in your favourite editor gedit.
Replace all occurrences of archive.ubuntu.com by old-releases.ubuntu.com.
Replace all occurrences of security.ubuntu.com by old-releases.ubuntu.com.
Save the modified file /etc/apt/sources.list.
Next try

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sudo apt-get update
to find out which repositories work and which still yield an error message.

Kind regards,
Karl
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Re: MintUpdate on old releases

Post by dhdurgee » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:14 pm

Thanks for the guidance. I didn't realize that all I had to do after adding the old-release lines was to remove the others. MintUpdate and Package Manager are both working fine now.

Dave

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