Ubuntu: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead after apt-get update



Question:

My /etc/apt/sources.list contained:

nazar_art@nazar-desctop:/etc/apt$ cat source.list  deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main universe  nazar_art@nazar-desctop:/etc/apt$ cat sources.list.old  deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise universe  nazar_art@nazar-desctop:/etc/apt$ cat source.list  deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main universe  nazar_art@nazar-desctop:/etc/apt$   

I updated according to this post How do I restore the default repositories?

But It called another problem when I run sudo apt-get update I have some output like this:

Err http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com main/restricted Sources                           404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]  Err http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com main/universe Sources                             404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]  Err http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com main/multiverse Sources                           404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]  Err http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com main/restricted amd64 Packages                    404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]  Err http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com main/universe amd64 Packages                      404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]  

and this:

W: Failed to fetch http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/-backports/restricted/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]    W: Failed to fetch http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/-backports/universe/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]    W: Failed to fetch http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/-backports/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.13 80]  E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.  

UPDATE:

I did this command (Thanks NikTh):

find /etc/apt -name '*.list' -exec bash -c 'echo -e "\n$1\n"; cat -n "$1"' _ '{}' \;

whole output:

/etc/apt/sources.list         1  #############################################################       2  ################### OFFICIAL UBUNTU REPOS ###################       3  #############################################################       4         5  ###### Ubuntu Main Repos       6  deb http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/  main restricted universe multiverse        7  deb-src http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/  main restricted universe multiverse        8         9  ###### Ubuntu Update Repos      10  deb http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -security main restricted universe multiverse       11  deb http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -updates main restricted universe multiverse       12  deb http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -proposed main restricted universe multiverse       13  deb http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -backports main restricted universe multiverse       14  deb-src http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -security main restricted universe multiverse       15  deb-src http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -updates main restricted universe multiverse       16  deb-src http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -proposed main restricted universe multiverse       17  deb-src http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -backports main restricted universe multiverse       18        19        20        21  #############################################################      22  ################### OFFICIAL UBUNTU REPOS ###################      23  #############################################################      24        25  ###### Ubuntu Main Repos      26  deb http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/  main restricted universe multiverse       27  deb-src http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/  main restricted universe multiverse       28        29  ###### Ubuntu Update Repos      30  deb http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -security main restricted universe multiverse       31  deb http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -updates main restricted universe multiverse       32  deb http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -proposed main restricted universe multiverse       33  deb http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -backports main restricted universe multiverse       34  deb-src http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -security main restricted universe multiverse       35  deb-src http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -updates main restricted universe multiverse       36  deb-src http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -proposed main restricted universe multiverse       37  deb-src http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -backports main restricted universe multiverse       38        39      /etc/apt/source.list         1  deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main universe    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-extras.list         1  deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main #Added by software-center       2  deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main #Added by software-center    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-y-ppa-manager-precise.list         1  deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/y-ppa-manager/ubuntu precise main       2  deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/y-ppa-manager/ubuntu precise main    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list         1  deb http://deb.playonlinux.com/ quantal main    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/private-ppa.launchpad.net_commercial-ppa-uploaders_intellij-idea-ce_ubuntu.list         1  deb https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/intellij-idea-ce/ubuntu precise main #Added by software-center; credentials stored in /etc/apt/auth.conf    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-sublime-text-3-precise.list         1  deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/sublime-text-3/ubuntu precise main       2  deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/sublime-text-3/ubuntu precise main    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list         1  ## Please report any bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/medibuntu/       2  deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free #Medibuntu - Ubuntu 12.04 "precise pangolin"       3  # deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free #Medibuntu (source) - Ubuntu 12.04 "precise pangolin"    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lezhoev-qstamina-precise.list         1  deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/lezhoev/qstamina/ubuntu precise main       2  deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/lezhoev/qstamina/ubuntu precise main    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-java-precise.list         1  deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main       2  deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu precise main    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tualatrix-ppa-precise.list         1  deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu precise main       2  deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu precise main    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/kilian-f_lux-precise.list         1  deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kilian/f.lux/ubuntu precise main       2  deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kilian/f.lux/ubuntu precise main    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-precise.list         1  deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu precise main       2  deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu precise main    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/fsqcds-goldendict-precise.list         1  deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/fsqcds/goldendict/ubuntu precise main       2  deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/fsqcds/goldendict/ubuntu precise main    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-rhythmbox-precise.list         1  deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/rhythmbox/ubuntu precise main       2  deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/rhythmbox/ubuntu precise main    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/upubuntu-com-devel-precise.list         1  deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu-com/devel/ubuntu precise main       2  deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu-com/devel/ubuntu precise main  


Solution:1

  • How to solve this trouble in Ubuntu 12.04

Open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and issue the following commands in order.

SOLUTION:

sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list ~/   sudo wget "http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=uzhrtg5M" -O /etc/apt/sources.list   sudo apt-get update  sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-extras.list  sudo apt-get update  

This solution is not general. It is specific to the sources.list file of the Original Poster.

The second command which starts with wget downloads and replaces the sources.list file with a specific for Precise (Ubuntu 12.04) sources.list file. See the file in raw format by visiting this page.

The fourth command removes the ubuntu-extras.list file which had an impact/conflict with another file of the same, so we removed it to avoid the error

W: Duplicate sources.list entry  

see comments above.


Solution:2

It means that these sources cannot be reached:

http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/-backports/restricted/binary-i386/Packages    http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/-backports/universe/binary-i386/Packages     http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/-backports/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages    

Try selecting another server to fetch from (not the one in Ukraine).


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