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Old 09-14-2010, 03:52 AM   #1
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update manager Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

When I try to use the update manager in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS I get the following message.
Could not download all repository indexes

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.Failed to fetch 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
I am completely baffled and would be grateful for any help to solve this problem.
HDD 250gb


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Old 09-14-2010, 04:13 AM   #2
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It's a while since I used Ubuntu, but isn't there an option somewhere (in Update Manager or Synaptic or Software Sources menus), that can scan for the best mirror/repository? Have a look for anything like that.
Old 09-14-2010, 09:20 AM   #3
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If you don't need in your software sources any more, you can remove it by System>Administration>Software Sources or editing /etc/apt/sources.list

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Old 09-14-2010, 09:33 AM   #4
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Wicd no longer hold the wicd package, because it is in the ubuntu repositories as from version 10.04.
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Udate manager & WICD

Thanks for all your help, I have sorted it now by going into the sources list and deleting the only reference to WICD, then saving it and entering commands into a terminal window to refresh the repositories and update,it is working perfectly now. I did download WICD with synaptic package manager.


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