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Old 10-09-2011, 06:23 AM   #1
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Unhappy Update won't work....."fails to download repository info..."


Update fails...and following details listed :

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W:GPG error: http://www.bunkus.org ./ Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY BCCF7AF0B6571FCA, W:Failed to fetch http://mirror3.ubuntulinux.nl/dists/...source/Sources 404 Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch http://mirror3.ubuntulinux.nl/dists/...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Any help appreciated
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:36 AM   #2
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What version of Ubuntu are you using?

try to change the download server in Software Sources.
You can find Software Sources by going to System>Admin>Software Sources, this is a gui tool which displays the different repositories for installing and updating you machine.
 
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:53 AM   #3
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I looked at http://mirror3.ubuntulinux.nl/dists/...source/Sources which doesn't exist (I get a 404 error).
I then tried this: http://mirror3.ubuntulinux.nl and it is very old. The most "recent" Ubuntu release it lists is 7.10. Try changing the repos in your sources.list to something more up to date.
ciao,
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:18 AM   #4
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Thanks for comments so far....but still don't know what to do
 
Old 10-09-2011, 11:24 AM   #5
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Which part of "Try changing the repos in your sources.list" is unclear to you? No one can help you if you don't explain what you don't understand. For example do you know what a sources.list file is?
jdk
 
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:28 AM   #6
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..but still don't know what to do
Well, you can start with answering the question from post #2 :
""What version of Ubuntu are you using ?""

If you don't know, then this command will tell : cat /etc/issue

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Old 10-09-2011, 11:38 AM   #7
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Using Ubuntu 11.04

I CAN say that I don't know what a sources.list file is.
 
Old 10-09-2011, 12:54 PM   #8
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Both amjumanu321 & jdkaye gave very helpful information I really don't understand why they were marked as not helpful, this will give you an idea but it's a learning experience.
http://theindexer.wordpress.com/2011...natty-narwhal/
google results for "sources.list ubuntu11.04"
http://www.google.com/search?q=sourc...ient=firefox-a

You a whole team of volunteers who are here to help you, some good info some bad, but all in all you are expected to do some of the foot work yourself.
 
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:52 PM   #9
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Thank-you
EDDY1 PM'd
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:37 PM   #10
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You're welcome, can tell us how you did it as to help others with same problem?
 
Old 10-10-2011, 06:21 PM   #11
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Smile

It appears that my problem was indeed connected to the sources.list.

Copying/pasting replacement list from :

Once again, a problem has been 'fixed'....and I must confess that I am none the wiser!

Thanks anyway
Kevin
 
  


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