software updater problem ubuntu 15.10

Asked by Wenda Spijkstra

Since I upgraded from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 I`ve had screen problems (it just turns all stripy and text can't be read properly anymore). First when streaming video's, but that is fixed. Then it still happened whenever I opened the software updater, so I've been trying to get updates and install them using the terminal instead. But for a few weeks now, whenever start up my computer it signals a system problem twice and when I try to update, it will download the packages, but always reports that a few fail to install, but I don know why. I already tried step 1-6 of the PackageManagerTroubleshootingProcedure, but that didn't help much...
So here's the output of my terminal of those 6 steps... and please let me know if you know what the hell I did to my computer to make it treat me this way ;-) (and how to fix it....)

wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ ubuntu-support-status
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/ubuntu-support-status", line 135, in <module>
    pkg.name, support_tag)
  File "/usr/bin/ubuntu-support-status", line 51, in get_maintenance_status
    raise Exception("No date tag found")
Exception: No date tag found
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ cat /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/multiarch
cat: /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/multiarch: No such file or directory
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ dpkg --print-foreign-architectures
i386
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo grep -R proxy /etc/apt/*
[sudo] password for wenda:
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ grep proxy /etc/environment
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ echo $http_proxy

wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ echo $ftp_proxy

wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ grep proxy /etc/bash.bashrc
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ grep proxy ~/.bashrc
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf
cat: /etc/apt/apt.conf: No such file or directory
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo fuser -vvv /var/lib/dpkg/lock
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo fuser -vvv /var/cache/apt/archives/lock
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=wily
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 15.10"
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ uname -a
Linux wenda-desktop 4.2.0-18-generic #22-Ubuntu SMP Fri Nov 6 18:25:50 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo cp -arf /var/lib/dpkg /var/lib/dpkg.backup
sudo mv /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/status-bad
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo mv /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/status-bad
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status || sudo cp /var/backups/apt.extended_states.0 /var/lib/dpkg/status
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo mv /var/lib/dpkg/available /var/lib/dpkg/available-bad
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/available-old /var/lib/dpkg/available
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo rm -rf /var/lib/dpkg/updates/*
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo rm /var/cache/apt/*.bin
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ LANG=C;sudo apt-get clean
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ LANG=C;sudo apt-get autoclean
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg --clear-avail
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ LANG=C;sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ LANG=C;sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ LANG=C;sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ LANG=C;sudo apt-get --fix-missing update -o APT::Cache-Limit=100000000
Err http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com wily InRelease

Err http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-updates InRelease

Err http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com wily Release.gpg
  Could not resolve 'nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com'
Err http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-updates Release.gpg
  Could not resolve 'nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com'
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com wily InRelease [10,3 kB]
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security InRelease
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily InRelease [218 kB]
Get:3 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [181 B]
Get:4 http://dl.google.com stable Release [1345 B]
Get:5 http://archive.canonical.com wily/partner Sources [2499 B]
Get:6 http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages [1211 B]
Get:7 http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages [793 B]
Get:8 http://archive.canonical.com wily/partner amd64 Packages [2965 B]
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/main amd64 Packages [1420 kB]
Get:10 http://archive.canonical.com wily/partner i386 Packages [3313 B]
Get:11 http://archive.canonical.com wily/partner Translation-en [1543 B]
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security Release.gpg
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security Release
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/universe amd64 Packages [6704 kB]
Get:13 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/restricted amd64 Packages [15,6 kB]
Get:14 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/multiverse amd64 Packages [138 kB]
Get:15 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/main i386 Packages [1416 kB]
Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/universe i386 Packages [6701 kB]
Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/restricted i386 Packages [16,0 kB]
Get:18 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/multiverse i386 Packages [139 kB]
Get:19 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/main Translation-en [839 kB]
Get:20 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/multiverse Translation-en [107 kB]
Get:21 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/restricted Translation-en [4296 B]
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/main Sources
  404 Not Found
Get:22 http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/universe Translation-en [4579 kB]
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/restricted Sources
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/universe Sources
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/multiverse Sources
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/main amd64 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/restricted amd64 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/universe amd64 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/main i386 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/restricted i386 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/universe i386 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/multiverse i386 Packages
  404 Not Found
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/main Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/universe Translation-en
Fetched 22,3 MB in 13s (1637 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
W: Failed to fetch http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-updates/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily/Release.gpg Could not resolve 'nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com'

W: Failed to fetch http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-updates/Release.gpg Could not resolve 'nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com'

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/restricted/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/universe/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/multiverse/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ LANG=C;sudo apt-get update -o APT::Cache-Limit=100000000 && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Err http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com wily InRelease

Err http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-updates InRelease

Err http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com wily Release.gpg
  Could not resolve 'nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com'
Err http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-updates Release.gpg
  Could not resolve 'nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com'
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security InRelease
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily InRelease
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.canonical.com wily InRelease
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security Release
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com wily/partner Sources
Hit http://archive.canonical.com wily/partner amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com wily/partner i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com wily/partner Translation-en
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com wily/universe Translation-en
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/main Sources
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/restricted Sources
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/universe Sources
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/multiverse Sources
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/main amd64 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/restricted amd64 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/universe amd64 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/main i386 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/restricted i386 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/universe i386 Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/multiverse i386 Packages
  404 Not Found
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/main Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com wily-security/universe Translation-en
Reading package lists... Done
W: Failed to fetch http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-updates/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily/Release.gpg Could not resolve 'nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com'

W: Failed to fetch http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-updates/Release.gpg Could not resolve 'nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com'

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/restricted/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/universe/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/multiverse/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/universe/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/wily-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ find /etc/apt -name '*.list' -exec bash -c 'echo -e "\n$1\n"; cat -n "$1"' _ '{}' \;

/etc/apt/sources.list

     1 # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Release amd64 (20140722.2)]/ trusty main restricted
     2
     3 # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
     4 # newer versions of the distribution.
     5 deb http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily main restricted
     6 deb-src http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily main restricted
     7
     8 ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
     9 ## distribution.
    10 deb http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily-updates main restricted
    11 deb-src http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily-updates main restricted
    12
    13 ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    14 ## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
    15 ## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    16 deb http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily universe
    17 deb-src http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily universe
    18 deb http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily-updates universe
    19 deb-src http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily-updates universe
    20
    21 ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    22 ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    23 ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    24 ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    25 ## security team.
    26 deb http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily multiverse
    27 deb-src http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily multiverse
    28 deb http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily-updates multiverse
    29 deb-src http://nl.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily-updates multiverse
    30
    31 ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    32 ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    33 ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    34 ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    35 ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    36
    37 deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu wily-security main restricted
    38 deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu wily-security main restricted
    39 deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu wily-security universe
    40 deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu wily-security universe
    41 deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu wily-security multiverse
    42 deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu wily-security multiverse
    43
    44 ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    45 ## 'partner' repository.
    46 ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
    47 ## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
    48 deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu wily partner
    49 deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu wily partner
    50
    51 deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu wily main universe restricted multiverse

/etc/apt/sources.list.d/gwibber-daily-ubuntu-ppa-wily.list

     1 # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gwibber-daily/ppa/ubuntu wily main
     2 # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gwibber-daily/ppa/ubuntu wily main

/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

     1 ### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
     2 # You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
     3 deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

/etc/apt/sources.list.d/tualatrix-ubuntu-ppa-wily.list

     1 # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu wily main
     2 # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu wily main
     3 # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu wily main

/etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

     1 # deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg --audit
wenda@wenda-desktop:~$

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :
#1

There are errors in the repositories that you are using
old-releases.ubuntu.com is an archive for Ubuntu releases that are already outdated and have been offloaded from the normal repositories. You are using Ubuntu wily, which is one of the currently supported releases.
So you will find the software on the normal repositories, not on old-releases.

Open a terminal window and issue the command

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
substitute all occurrences of "old-releases" by "archive"
save the file and close the editor.

And then try updating again.

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