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Old 02-24-2014, 12:02 AM   #1
james2b
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Mint 14 update manager has some failed to fetch items and other errors


I have the Mint 14 which gives some error messages when I run the update manager. It shows lots of failed items in that box when update is running, and says; Could not download all repository indexes, and this; The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct. So is there some fix for this updater issue, or is Mint 14 just too old now so that updates are not available ?
 
Old 02-24-2014, 12:47 PM   #2
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I have the Mint 14 which gives some error messages when I run the update manager. It shows lots of failed items in that box when update is running, and says; Could not download all repository indexes, and this; The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct.
what repositories were affected by this? Could it be all that has to do with medibuntu?
If so, that's an old hat. The medibuntu project has been given up some time ago, and its repo servers were taken offline some two or three months ago.
One way is to uninstall everything pulled in from medibuntu.com, then delete the references to that repository from the list of package sources. Refresh the package list, and everything will be fine.

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So is there some fix for this updater issue, or is Mint 14 just too old now so that updates are not available ?
Mint 14 is so old that it isn't supported any more. The older Mint 13 is, as it is an LTS (Long Term Support) version. Mint 13 has the same issue, though, but since it can be easily fixed ... In Mint 13, they say that everything they used to take from medibuntu is now integrated in the Mint repositories themselves.
You could also ignore the errors for the time being and wait for Mint 17, also an LTS, which is due in May and very probably doesn't have this issue. I wouldn't recommend to jump on the most recent version 16, as support for that version will end shortly, too.

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:00 PM   #3
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Okay and thanks for that information, I will install the new Mint 17 when it is released.
 
  


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