Can't update software from alerts

Asked by Dean von Germeten on 2014-09-30

The last time I ran update manager from alerts, everything went fine. But the orange triangle has been appearing again and I try to run updates but it doesn't work. I even changed repositories but still get; "W:Failed to fetch http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. This is a repeating message, even with new repository.

I'm afraid I cannot download updates from alerts anymore. Why is that?

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Solved by:
Manfred Hampl
Solved:
2014-11-06
Last query:
2014-11-06
Last reply:
2014-10-07
Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #1

It looks like one of you manually added software source does not exist anymore.

Open the Software Center → Edit → Software sources → 2nd Tab
and uncheck the repository that matches the URL from the error message.

Dean von Germeten (germeten-i) said : #2

I did that, and changed repository to duke.edu. This is the message I received last time I tried again:

W:Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/precise/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
, W:Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/precise/free/source/Sources Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
, W:Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/precise/non-free/source/Sources Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
, W:Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/precise/free/binary-i386/Packages Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
, W:Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/precise/non-free/binary-i386/Packages Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
, W:Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/precise/free/i18n/Translation-en Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
, W:Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/precise/non-free/i18n/Translation-en Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

Medibuntu has been shut down, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

You have to remove medibuntu from your list of repository sources (the same way you did with mate-desktop), and everything should be clean again.

Dean von Germeten (germeten-i) said : #4

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.