Software Update Failed to download repository information

Asked by Edmond Condillac on 2013-03-08

There is often an alert that updates are available. So I ran Software Update for them. But the download fails although I have full internet access The following error message appears " Check your Internet connection, With the following details:

 W:Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-backports/main/i18n/Translation-en_GB Connection failed [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
, W:Failed to fetch bzip2:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ppa.launchpad.net_unity-team_staging_ubuntu_dists_quantal_main_source_Sources Hash Sum mismatch
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Kindly advise and help to resolve the problem that is preventing software updates for my computer, please.
Thank youu very much.

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2013-03-11
Last query:
2013-03-11
Last reply:
2013-03-10

wget https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8850924/fixpackage
chmod +x ./fixpackage
sudo ./fixpackage

JOHN (jlumbtx) said : #3

I get a similar error message:

Failed to download repository information.

Check your internet connection

W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Release i386 (20121017.2)/dists/quantal/main/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom t
to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to
add new CD-ROMs
, W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Release i386 (20121017.2)/dists/quantal/restricted/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom
to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or
old ones used instead.

Will this fix solve my problem?

wget https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8850924/fixpackage
chmod +x ./fixpackage
sudo ./fixpackage

John

just disable the CD as a package source. It will be fine.

JOHN (jlumbtx) said : #5

I don't know how to do that. I don't use a CD.

but I'm quite sure you know how to search the web to find out new information. Nobody is born knowing but you have the ability and facility to search and find out.......

if you run:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

comment out the top few lines which reference the install media as a source. You can then save the new file, close gedit and run:

sudo apt-get update

it should now be smooth

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #7

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.