Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Asked by drub on 2008-09-09

"apt-get update" has been working without incident for months.

A few days ago this message is being reported:

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/edgy-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I examined the URL location. Indeed, there is no such directory. There is a "hardy-security" directory.

There are hardy lines in /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted

Since the system is configured with 8.04, Hardy, can the "edgy-security" entries simply be removed? Is this a valid fix?

Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
Release: 8.04

apt:
  Installed: 0.7.9ubuntu17
  Candidate: 0.7.9ubuntu17
  Version table:
 *** 0.7.9ubuntu17 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„
Solved:
2008-09-11
Last query:
2008-09-11
Last reply:
2008-09-10

This isn't a bug as such.

There should not be any entries in sources.list which refer to edgy (or indeed any other previous release of Ubuntu).

The reason for the 404 is because since edgy is now no longer in support, it has moved form archive.ubuntu.com to old-releases.ubuntu.com.

drub (drub) said : #3

Excellent. Thank you.