Could not download all repository indexes

Asked by unknownjason on 2009-02-02

I see that there are a few topics on this already, but people were asking for specific info, and I am SO new to this that it was way over my head.
I just switched over to Linux Ubuntu from Windows a few days ago, so my knowledge of this OS is slim to none.
When I go to the Add/Remove applications menu and select an app. to download, I get this error message:

Could not download all repository indexes

The repository might be no longer 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 the correct writing of the repository address in the preferences.

http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/dists/feisty/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz: 404 Not Found
http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/dists/feisty/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz: 404 Not Found
http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/dists/feisty/restricted/source/Sources.gz: 404 Not Found
http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/dists/feisty/main/source/Sources.gz: 404 Not Found
http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/dists/feisty/multiverse/source/Sources.gz: 404 Not Found
http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/dists/feisty/universe/source/Sources.gz: 404 Not Found
http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/dists/feisty/universe/binary-i386/Packages.gz: 404 Not Found
http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/dists/feisty/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages.gz: 404 Not Found
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty/universe/binary-i386/Packages.gz: 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.40 80]

Any help, please?

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Tom
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2009-02-07
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2009-02-07
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2009-02-05
Best Tom (tom6) said : #1

I recommend that you get a more recent version of Ubuntu 8.04 or 8.10
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/getubuntu/download

Feisty Fawn is getting quite old now already! We are looking towards 9.04 coming out soon.

Good luck and regards from
Tom

Normal, because this Repos are NOT the oficial Repos, so it can be OffLine, Down, Closed, etc.
I think this URLs are from a Educational domain, like a University or something...

Feisty Fawn's Repos Still Working Perfectly, 6 series to 9 series work.
Comment them out, and all is fine or if you have a Backup copy of the original " sources.list " try it

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #3

quote:
I just switched over to Linux Ubuntu from Windows a few days ago, so my knowledge of this OS is slim to none.

Hi,
if you've got nothing to lose, concerning the few days, download and install an up_to_date version of Ubuntu, Feisty 7.04 ist out_of_date
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes
and you wouldn't need to mess now with your sources list.

Depending on your skills, the choice is either Long_Term_Support fairly stable and supported until 2011 or the very last official release Intrepid 8.10
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes

and will be upgraded by upcoming Jaunty 9.04
http://www.ubuntu.com/testing

However, in the LTS Version it is possible to switch configuration for upgrading to next upcoming version, instead next LTS Version. ##System -> Software Sources -> Updates

To experience the adventure Ubuntu please consult a few news for you
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SystemTools
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxFilesystemsExplained

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+faqs

Please using the menu System → Administration → Software Sources

into [ Ubuntu software ] tab select a different server from the "Download from:" listbox

confirm reload of repository index and retry.

Hope this help

unknownjason (jasondralph) said : #5

Thanks so much for your speedy help guys!
I just installed the new version, and its working great. Seems to be running allot smoother as well. I'm very pleased.
Thanks again!

unknownjason (jasondralph) said : #6

Thanks Tom, that solved my question.