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Old 06-20-2014, 03:12 PM   #1
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Smile ArtistX (Ubuntu 13.04) failed to fetch repositories for update

I recently installed ArtistX onto my computer (Toshiba laptop) and figured it would be a good idea to do an update before I installed a bunch of packages. When I tried to use the GUI Software Updater it gave an error and failed. I then tried a CLI update and found that there were 2 repositories missing. After searching the web a bit I found this:
sudo apt-get clean
cd /var/lib/apt
sudo mv lists lists.old
sudo mkdir -p lists/partial
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
which didn't work for me. I checked the URL for and found that there are several other versions listed but not raring. So I edited /etc/apt/sources.list and changed raring to quantal. So for question #1, was that the correct choice or should I have chosen the next one (saucy)? I was also missing which I was able to find in the GUI Updater and uncheck. For question #2, how can I find out which of the approx half a bazillion packages that are installed needs that repository? The answer to this is not critical as the Updater is now happy and working, just that it would be nice to know what is not being updated so I don't get too attached to that app. Also,
should I go ahead and try to update to an version in the 14's or is this one OK even with an update repository missing? Thanks for the great work you all are doing. Back to getting used to Gnome 3
Old 06-25-2014, 09:39 PM   #2
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Ubuntu 13.04 was removed from support in January 2014. I'd recommend 14.04 LTS, which will last 3 years. Or maybe 5. Probably so long you'd get bored with it anyway! ;-)

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from distrowatch's artistx page i somehow get the impression that artistx is not supposed to be updated or installed:
ArtistX is a Ubuntu-based bootable DVD containing many free multimedia software packages for audio, 2D and 3D graphics, and video production. The goal of this project is to showcase the variety of multimedia software available on the GNU/Linux platform and to enable creative individuals to accomplish their tasks with the help of Free Software.
some (multimedia) "distros" are like that.
esp. the term "showcase" makes me wonder.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:24 PM   #4
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@albinard: Ah-ha! Thank for the info. I guess I didn't realize that the distro had fallen out of support so quickly. Plus, an older version is still getting updates which helped to fool me. I will take your recommendation and upgrade to 14.04. What do you mean I will probably get bored with it? Are you watching over my shoulder or something? :-) Thanks for the help

@ondoho: Interesting, I didn't know there were distros that were not meant to be installed. Leave it to me to install one of them. Oh well, now that it's done I will see how long I can manage to keep it running, or at least until I get bored with it. Note to self: read the discriptions closer when choosing distros. Thanks for furthering my education.


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