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Posted on 2012-03-27
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1. Whenever I try to update my Ubuntu install, I first see a list of possible updates (217).

2. All updates are selected by default.

3. When I hit the "Install Updates" button, I see the message below.

4. I can install onesy-twosey updates; however, since there are over 200, this will take me a while :-)

Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/glib2.0/libglib2.0-bin_2.31.20-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon_3.3.91-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-control-center/gnome-control-center_3.3.91-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/glib2.0/libglib2.0-0_2.31.20-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/glib2.0/libglib2.0-data_2.31.20-0ubuntu1_all.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gconf/libgconf2-4_3.2.3-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gconf/libgconf-2-4_3.2.3-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gconf/gconf2-common_3.2.3-3ubuntu1_all.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gconf/gconf-service_3.2.3-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gtk+3.0/libgail-3-0_3.3.18-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gtk+3.0/libgtk-3-bin_3.3.18-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gtk+3.0/libgtk-3-0_3.3.18-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/n/nautilus/nautilus-data_3.3.91-0ubuntu2_all.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-control-center/libgnome-control-center1_3.3.91-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/n/network-manager/libnm-util2_0.9.2.0+git201202161854.8572ecf-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/n/network-manager/libnm-glib4_0.9.2.0+git201202161854.8572ecf-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-games/gnomine_3.3.91.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-games/mahjongg_3.3.91.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gtk+3.0/gir1.2-gtk-3.0_3.3.18-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-games/gnome-sudoku_3.3.91.1-0ubuntu1_all.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-games/gnome-games-data_3.3.91.1-0ubuntu1_all.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apparmor/apparmor_2.7.99-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/pciutils/pciutils_3.1.8-2ubuntu4_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/pciutils/libpci3_3.1.8-2ubuntu4_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gconf/gconf2_3.2.3-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/lightdm/lightdm_1.1.6-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/o/openal-soft/libopenal1_1.13-4ubuntu3_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/o/openal-soft/libopenal-data_1.13-4ubuntu3_all.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/isc-dhcp/isc-dhcp-client_4.1.ESV-R4-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/isc-dhcp/isc-dhcp-common_4.1.ESV-R4-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/u/ubuntu-meta/ubuntu-minimal_1.263_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/u/ubuntu-meta/ubuntu-standard_1.263_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apport/python-problem-report_1.94.1-0ubuntu1_all.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apport/python-apport_1.94.1-0ubuntu1_all.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apport/apport_1.94.1-0ubuntu1_all.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apport/apport-gtk_1.94.1-0ubuntu1_all.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/n/nautilus/libnautilus-extension1a_3.3.91-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gconf/gir1.2-gconf-2.0_3.2.3-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/n/nautilus/nautilus_3.3.91-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/indicator-session/indicator-session_0.3.92-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/lightdm/liblightdm-gobject-1-0_1.1.6-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/n/network-manager/libnm-glib-vpn1_0.9.2.0+git201202161854.8572ecf-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/n/network-manager/network-manager_0.9.2.0+git201202161854.8572ecf-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/u/ubuntu-meta/ubuntu-desktop_1.263_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
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Question by:jmohsin
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by:larsrohr
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What version of Ubuntu do you have installed (lsb_release -a)?
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
ID: 37775104
Try this:

traceroute 91.189.92.176 80

Open in new window


....then post the result.
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by:jmohsin
ID: 37775264
traceroute gives
 6  0.ae2.BR1.IAD8.ALTER.NET (152.63.32.158)  24.276 ms  19.699 ms  20.321 ms
 7  204.255.169.218 (204.255.169.218)  14.356 ms  14.517 ms  14.594 ms
 8  ae-9.r21.asbnva02.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.4.206)  20.182 ms  17.003 ms  17.195 ms
 9  ae-2.r23.amstnl02.nl.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.145)  137.090 ms  137.163 ms  144.444 ms
10  po-2.r01.amstnl02.nl.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.4.101)  254.762 ms  255.089 ms  254.830 ms
11  sl-bb21-tuk-11-0-0.sprintlink.net (144.232.20.139)  21.975 ms  22.160 ms  22.247 ms
12  te1-4-3508-cr0.thn.uk.as6908.net (78.41.154.13)  126.552 ms  126.545 ms  112.562 ms
13  sl-gw11-lon-14-0-0.sprintlink.net (213.206.128.57)  89.808 ms  89.749 ms sl-gw11-lon-15-0-0.sprintlink.net (213.206.128.59)  87.174 ms
14  89.191.197.146 (89.191.197.146)  132.093 ms  147.358 ms  144.923 ms
15  te1-4-3507-cr0.thn.uk.as6908.net (78.41.154.57)  102.272 ms  132.156 ms  132.158 ms
16  cursa.canonical.com (91.189.92.176)  92.134 ms  99.621 ms  97.019 ms
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by:jmohsin
ID: 37775265
Running 12.04
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by:jmohsin
ID: 37775274
One more note:
If I click on any of the offending links at the top (in the error message I see), it errors out.

Clicking on the URL in the first error, Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/glib2.0/libglib2.0-bin_2.31.20-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80] shows me:

Not Found

The requested URL /ubuntu/pool/main/g/glib2.0/libglib2.0-bin_2.31.20-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb was not found on this server.
Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server at archive.ubuntu.com Port 80
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by:PaulNSW
PaulNSW earned 300 total points
ID: 37775389
have you tried changing your download server to another country?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
Sikhumbuzo Ntsada earned 300 total points
ID: 37775546
Was is it working before, did you make any changes to your sources list?
Can you post back the result of:

uname -rp

Open in new window

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larsrohr earned 600 total points
ID: 37775627
12.04 is still beta at this time.

In Synaptic package manager, look under Settings -> Repositories.
On the Updates tab, do you see a checkbox for "pre-released updates"?  (I found a similar problem reported for 12.04 at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11798606.)
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by:Darr247
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ID: 37775983
Those files apparently don't exist in that repo.

e.g. I picked 2 at random

Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/isc-dhcp/isc-dhcp-client_4.1.ESV-R4-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/isc-dhcp/isc-dhcp-common_4.1.ESV-R4-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]



 
But here are the 2 'matching' files that actually exist in
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/isc-dhcp/ :
 isc-dhcp-client_4.1.ESV-R4-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb
 isc-dhcp-common_4.1.ESV-R4-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb
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