Synaptic fails to update fully

Asked by Rossco on 2010-06-17

I have a fresh install of 10.04 with studio on my desktop. When I press Reload on Synaptic Package Manager, it seems to hang a while after downloading half the files and then finishes. When I canceled the reload during the hang I end up with a notice telling me synaptic wasn't able to contact some of the sites and older versions of the files being fetch will be installed instead. below is a copy of the files not able to be fetched.

Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/Release
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

How am I able to fix this?

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Jens Maucher (jensmaucher) said : #1

Maybe the mirror had problems. Try again please.

Do you connect per proxy to the internet?

Rossco (wudgulah) said : #2

I connect through a hard wired internet gateway router. I tried synaptic again and it came up with a window saying:
Could not download all repository indexes. The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct.
The following failures accured:
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/Release
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

any suggestions?

Rossco (wudgulah) said : #3

I've downloaded heaps of programs from the software centre, the internet seems to be working I've used it and downloaded heaps of things, it only seems to be the above files it doesn't like!

Have you tried a different server under software sources as was suggested earlier? You seem to have ignored the advice and use the au server which you have shown to be (possibly) having issues.

Use software sources under system -> administration and change server to the US or UK server then retry your command.

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #5

check the setting in software sources . after reinstall i discovered that the http:// were set for karmic not lucid . just edited the two lines [ changed one work each line ] and then it worked fine .
 this may work for you .

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #6

 sorry for typing error [ change one word each line ] karmic to lucid .

Can you also give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

Rossco (wudgulah) said : #8

I've tried sources from Australia, USA, and the UK as listed below:

http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu
http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu
http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/ubuntu
http://ubuntu.media.mit.edu/ubuntu
http://mirror.uoregon.edu/ubuntu
http://ubuntu.virginmedia.com/archive

Each one seems to fail in the same area, I've noticed as each one Reloads that the failures are all "Translation_en_au.2bz" type files with the exception of the "Release.gpg" files as seen in the original question above.

The output from: lsb_release -a; uname -a
is listed below:

ross@ross-desktop:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid
Linux ross-desktop 2.6.32-22-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 3 22:02:19 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

Thanks for your input Greg, I have a fresh install but I checked the sources anyway and they all appear to be lucid!
thanks again.

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #9

here is something to try download ubuntu 9.10 studio http://ubuntustudio.org/downloads you can install 9.10 and 10.04 together . see if 9.10 does the same thing .

Tom (tom6) said : #10

Hi

When you open the Software Sources

System - Administration - "Software Sources"

or

System - Administration - "Synaptic Package Manager" - Settings - Repositories

Can you temporarily untick all the options except perhaps
1. On the 1st tab "Ubuntu Software" or "Main" or something, keep the one ending in "(main)"
2. On the 2nd tab either "Third Party Software" or "Other Software" untick all the options there.
3. On the 3rd tab "updates" or something keep only "Important Security updates"
4. On the 4th tab "Authentication" please let us know how many "Trusted Software Providers" are listed. I have 3, hopefully you have at least 1?

Then the "reload" in the package manager should hopefully restrict your machine right down to the basics and they should all work (although i have a feeling that even with this there might be some error messages)

After doing that it might be worth seeing if the updates go through with no problems? Please let us know. Also please could you let us know how much free space you have left on your hard-drive, just in case that's an issue.
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Rossco (wudgulah) said : #11

I've restricted the Software Sources as suggested and I have 3 trusted software providers as listed below:

437D05B5 2004-09-12
Uvuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <email address hidden>
FFB75451 2004-12-30
Ubuntu CD Image Automatic Signing Key <email address hidden>
637A5E2A 2010-03-30
Launchpad PPA for Paolo Rampino
B219D801 2007-11-10
Paolo Rampino (akirad) <email address hidden>

The amount of failures has reduced down as listed below:

Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-security/main/binary-i386/Packages.bz2
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

My computer is telling me I have 55Gb of free space on my harddrive.

Tom (tom6) said : #12

Hi :)

Ok, so we are getting there but it is a little worrying about the remaining ones that are troublesome. Please can you work through the medibuntu worksheet to see if those repositories get added back in successfully this time
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
This should also sort one of the gpg-keys you need. I have a feeling the problem is something to do with gpg-keys so this would be a good test to see if the medibuntu repos work for your machine or not.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #13

Hi again

From the "Trusted Software Providers" list it looks as though you have tried an experimental movie editing package
https://launchpad.net/cinecutie
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cinecutie/

Which might be glitching somehow. Can you re-install this and re-establish the repositories for that project? either that or remove it? However, notice that the cinecutie repos are not listed as causing problems so i think this is really not a problem.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Lets try Marcobra's usual fix:

Open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type or better copy and paste:

sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/acpi-support.list

press enter, if the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter

Then copy and paste the row below time into terminal, and after paste the row press enter.

sudo dpkg --configure -a

then to update and upgrade and also check pending or missing packages, still using terminal type:

sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove

Hope this helps

Tom (tom6) said : #15

Ahh, yes, brilliant. That should sort it :) Thanks ActionParsnip :)

Please mark as solved if it is so. Big thanks to Marcobra for his great list of commands :)

Rossco (wudgulah) said : #17

Still the same!
Tom I removed the movie editing package, went through the Medibuntu list with the results below:

Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/lucid/non-free/binary-i386/Packages.bz2

Actionparsnip I tried the Marcobra's fix as layed out below:

ross@ross-desktop:~$ sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/acpi-support.list
[sudo] password for ross:
ross@ross-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
ross@ross-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  plasma-dataengines-workspace kdepim-runtime plasma-widgets-workspace
  kdebase-workspace-bin libplasmagenericshell4 kdebase-workspace-data
  ksysguardd kdebase-workspace-kgreet-plugins akonadi-server
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
ross@ross-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  plasma-dataengines-workspace kdepim-runtime plasma-widgets-workspace
  kdebase-workspace-bin libplasmagenericshell4 kdebase-workspace-data
  ksysguardd kdebase-workspace-kgreet-plugins akonadi-server
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
ross@ross-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get clean
ross@ross-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid Release.gpg
Hit http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Translation-en_AU
Hit http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_AU
Hit http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid/multiverse Translation-en_AU
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-security Release.gpg
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-security/main Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-security/universe Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-security/restricted Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse Translation-en_AU
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/universe Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/restricted Translation-en_AU
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-proposed Release.gpg
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-proposed/universe Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-proposed/main Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-proposed/restricted Translation-en_AU
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-backports Release.gpg
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-backports/universe Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-backports/main Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-backports/multiverse Translation-en_AU
Ign http://mirror.optus.net/ubuntu/ lucid-backports/restricted Translation-en_AU
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid Release
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-security Release
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-updates Release
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-proposed Release
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-backports Release
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid/universe Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid/restricted Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid/multiverse Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-security/main Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-security/universe Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-updates/main Packages
Get:1 http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid Release.gpg [197B]
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org/ lucid/free Translation-en_AU
Hit http://akirad.cinelerra.org akirad-lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://akirad.cinelerra.org/ akirad-lucid/main Translation-en_AU
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-proposed/universe Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-proposed/main Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-proposed/multiverse Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-proposed/restricted Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-backports/universe Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-backports/main Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-backports/multiverse Packages
Hit http://mirror.optus.net lucid-backports/restricted Packages
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org/ lucid/non-free Translation-en_AU
Get:2 http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid Release [6,854B]
Hit http://akirad.cinelerra.org akirad-lucid Release
Hit http://akirad.cinelerra.org akirad-lucid/main Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid/free Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid/non-free Packages
Fetched 7,051B in 2s (2,451B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
ross@ross-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libavcodec-extra-52 libavdevice-extra-52 libavformat-extra-52
  libavutil-extra-49 libpostproc-extra-51 libswscale-extra-0 mencoder mplayer
8 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 9,957kB of archives.
After this operation, 98.3kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
Abort.
ross@ross-desktop:~$

was this meant to abort at the end like that?
I reloaded synaptic and the results are below.

Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-security/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-security/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-security/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-security/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-security/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-proposed/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-proposed/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-proposed/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-proposed/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-proposed/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/Release
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Tom (tom6) said : #18

Hi :)

This is definitely all wrong and extremely unusual. Luckily this is a fresh install of Ubuntu isn't it? Is there much data to protect? I would md5sum check the installer Cd and if it passes just do a fresh total re-install.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

If you do have data, files and stuff to protect then please give us the output of

sudo fdisk -l

where "-l" is a lower-case "-L" and sudo will ask for your normal password but wont give you stars as you type.
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

@Rossco please try main server to see if issue disappear so please change the reposistories server

Open menu System→Administration→Software sources and into "Ubuntu software" tab please select:

Download from: "Main server"

Confirm reload and retry.

Hth

Also run:

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

This will remove the package which your system is telling you you can remove.

Rossco (wudgulah) said : #21

Thanks greg, I thought about your suggestion running studio 9.10 and 10.04 side by side but at the moment I'm right at the end of my download, which has been borrowed from a family member, and I'm really not sure how to do it.

Thanks Tom, Yes! this is a fresh install, I checked the integrity of the installer .iso (md5sum) all was good. I used a usb memory stick to do the original install and have spent a heap of time in downloading programs and customising my desktop, it would really pain me to have to start all over again, not to mention how little download I have left.
The output of sudo fdisk -l is below:

ross@ross-desktop:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for ross:

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0008f08a

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 9328 74920960 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 9328 9730 3227649 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 9328 9730 3227648 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa3a1a3a1

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 14593 117218241 83 Linux
ross@ross-desktop:~$

Hi marcobra thanks for your suggestion, but failure appears to be the same, results below:

Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-security/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-security/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-security/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-security/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-security/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-proposed/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-proposed/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-proposed/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-proposed/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-proposed/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://akirad.cinelerra.org/dists/akirad-lucid/Release
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/Release
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/lucid/Release
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I ran the command to remove the package
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove with the following result below:

ross@ross-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
[sudo] password for ross:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  akonadi-server* kdebase-workspace-bin* kdebase-workspace-data*
  kdebase-workspace-kgreet-plugins* kdepim-runtime* ksysguardd*
  libplasmagenericshell4* plasma-dataengines-workspace*
  plasma-widgets-workspace*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 9 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
After this operation, 38.0MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
(Reading database ...
dpkg: warning: files list file for package `acpi-support' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed.
(Reading database ... 373966 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing kdebase-workspace-bin ...
Purging configuration files for kdebase-workspace-bin ...
Removing plasma-widgets-workspace ...
Removing kdepim-runtime ...
Purging configuration files for kdepim-runtime ...
Removing akonadi-server ...
 * Reloading AppArmor profiles Skipping profile in /etc/apparmor.d/disable: usr.bin.firefox
                                                                         [ OK ]
Purging configuration files for akonadi-server ...
 * Reloading AppArmor profiles Skipping profile in /etc/apparmor.d/disable: usr.bin.firefox
                                                                         [ OK ]
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Unknown media type in type 'all/all'

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ross@ross-desktop:~$

I Reloaded synaptic and it is the same.

Tom (tom6) said : #22

Hi

I am not sure if there is a way to save downloaded programs & updates off the drive but i have a feeling there is a way so lets hold off on the reinstall for now. Since the Cd checked out fine it is not the problem i thought anyway so a reinstall probably wouldn't help.

The fdisk command also showed us that the install has plenty of space so again that is not a problem, which is not a great surprise because of your earlier comments.

Hopefully someone else will have a better plan
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Rossco (wudgulah) said : #23

Thanks Tom for all your efforts, your interest in helping me has been appreciated.

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Rossco for more information if necessary.

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