unable to update to version 8.04 lts

Asked by denisg01 on 2008-07-25

Binary package hint: gnome-utils

Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/Release Unable to find expected entry deb/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jul 24 21:35:24 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-system-log
Package: gnome-utils 2.20.0.1-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: gnome-system-log
ProcCwd: /home/denisg01
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=fr_CA.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-utils
Uname: Linux denisg01-desktop 2.6.22-15-generic #1 SMP Fri Jul 11 19:25:33 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

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Last query:
2008-07-25
Last reply:
2008-07-26

This question was originally filed as bug #251678.

denisg01 (denisg01) said : #1
Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #2

Thanks for your bugreport. Examining the information given, it doesnt appear to be a bug. Therefore converting to a question

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #3

Hello

Remove duplicate sources.
Press Alt+F2 and type this

gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

It will open sources.list file in Gedit with root privileges.
Delete all contents and add these sources :

deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted
deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

Save file and execute this

sudo apt-get clean all
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Or if it doesnt work,

Click System > Administration > Software Sources
Click the Download From menu and choose other
Click the Select Best Server button and wait till it finds one.
Click Choose Server
Run the update manager again.

Regards

Bhavani Shankar.

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