upgrading feisty fawn to gutsy gibbon

Asked by Vivek on 2009-01-07

I am trying to upgrade feisty fawn to gutsy gibbon through adept, but i get the following message Error during update
A problem occured during the update. This is usuallysome sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry.
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/restricted/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/universe/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/universe/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/multiverse/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]

 I also tried sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and it said
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.

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Matt Arnold
Solved:
2009-02-11
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2009-02-11
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2009-01-16
Thembinkosi Moyo (moyot-hbc) said : #1

You may need to see it your machine is able to resolve us.archive.ubuntu.com i.e. can you ping us.archive.ubuntu.com?

Florian Diesch (diesch) said : #2

Feisty reached its end-of-life on October 19, 2008 and is not available on the usual mirrors anymore. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GutsyUpgrades for how to upgrade from Feisty.

Vivek (vivbhan) said : #3

I looked at the forum, but i can't modify /etc/apt/sources.list. i can paste, but when i try to save it it says The document could not be saved, as it was not possible to write to file:///etc/apt/sources.list.
Check that you have write access to this file or that enough disk space is available. What is the next step?

Matt Arnold (mattarnold5) said : #4

/etc/apt/sources.list requires superuser privileges to edit, make sure your running your editor with sudo or equivalent eg gksudo or kdesu. If you don't know try entering sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list into a terminal it should let you edit and save it then.

Vivek (vivbhan) said : #5

I followed the forum exactly, but it still says

 Error during update
 A problem occured during the update. This is usuallysome sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry.
 Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
 Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
 Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
 Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/restricted/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
 Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/universe/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
 Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/universe/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
 Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
 Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/multiverse/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]

I would also like to note that i have to fetch the updates for adept everytime i open it so as to make the version upgrade button show up. I dont know if this is normal or not.

Matt Arnold (mattarnold5) said : #6

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Vivek wrote:
> Question #56606 on kdebase in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdebase/+question/56606
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> Vivek is still having a problem:
> I followed the forum exactly, but it still says
>
> Error during update
> A problem occured during the update. This is usuallysome sort of network problem, please check your network connection and retry.
> Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
> Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
> Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
> Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/restricted/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
> Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/universe/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
> Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/universe/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
> Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
> Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/multiverse/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]
>
> I would also like to note that i have to fetch the updates for adept
> everytime i open it so as to make the version upgrade button show up. I
> dont know if this is normal or not.
>

Can you link me to the forum post your fallowing, something seems weird.
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Matt Arnold (mattarnold5) said : #8

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Vivek wrote:
> Question #56606 on kdebase in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdebase/+question/56606
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> Vivek is still having a problem:
> here is the forum
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GutsyUpgrades
>

Oh,

Your system is so out of date at this point the upgrade tool is not in
the archive anymore. There are two ways to proceed at this point.

1. Backup your data and install the latest version 8.10.
2. There is a way to upgrade in-place but, it may leave your system
unstable. You'd be getting 7.10 Gutsy which will end of life soon. If
you want to do this let me know.
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Vivek (vivbhan) said : #9

so i pretty much back up my system and install from a cd

Best Matt Arnold (mattarnold5) said : #10

yes

Vivek (vivbhan) said : #11

Thanks Matt Arnold, that solved my question.