Broken Packages - PPA problems

Asked by Nolan Phillips on 2013-02-19

Ubuntu 10.02 I was tweaking the PPA's and hosed the system up. I'm getting "Broken Packages" messages when I run "Update"

Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
  404 Not Found
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/thunderbird-stable/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/sevenmachines/flash/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I also noticed some oneric PPA's mixed into the output below:

root@Danny:/home/nolan# sudo apt-get autoclean
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
root@Danny:/home/nolan# sudo apt-get clean
root@Danny:/home/nolan# sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 79 not upgraded.
root@Danny:/home/nolan# sudo apt-get update
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ lucid/partner Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Get:1 http://linux.dropbox.com lucid Release.gpg [489B]
Ign http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-backports Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/banshee-daily/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/dajhorn/adobeair/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3/ubuntu/ oneiric/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Get:2 http://linux.dropbox.com lucid Release [2,599B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-next/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/thunderbird-next/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/thunderbird-stable/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-proposed Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-proposed/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-proposed/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner Packages
Get:3 http://linux.dropbox.com lucid/main Packages [1,148B]
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/n-muench/firefox-daily/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/otto-kesselgulasch/gimp/ubuntu/ precise/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/ricotz/testing/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/sevenmachines/flash/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-proposed/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-backports Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com lucid/partner Sources
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/gnome-terminal/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/firefox-aurora/ubuntu/ oneiric/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-proposed Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/weather-indicator-team/ppa/ubuntu/ oneiric/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Sources
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-backports/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-backports/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-backports/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-backports/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-backports/main Sources
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-backports/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-backports/universe Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-backports/multiverse Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/universe Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/universe Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-proposed/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-proposed/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-proposed/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-proposed/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-proposed/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-proposed/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-proposed/multiverse Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com lucid-proposed/universe Sources
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid Release.gpg
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
  404 Not Found
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org/ lucid/free Translation-en_US
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org/ lucid/non-free Translation-en_US
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid Release
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid/free Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org lucid/non-free Packages
Fetched 4,236B in 2s (1,710B/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/thunderbird-stable/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/sevenmachines/flash/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
root@Danny:/home/nolan#

Question information

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Ubuntu xorg Edit question
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Solved by:
Warren Hill
Solved:
2013-02-20
Last query:
2013-02-20
Last reply:
2013-02-20
Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #1

I would seriously consider a backup and fresh install with either Ubuntu 12.04 or Xubuntu 12.04 Lucid support ends in a few weeks time.

Downloads are available here. Make sure you check the MD5sum to ensure the download went OK.

See here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

I suggest you try each of live CD / USB first, Make sure everything works then when you have chosen the one you like do a full install. You may find Ubuntu is too slow depending on your hardware.

Ubuntu:
http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.10/
http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/

Xubuntu:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/12.10/release/
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/12.04/release/

If you don't want to update yet then you need to remove the remove the no-longer supported repositories.

Fetched 4,236B in 2s (1,710B/s)
http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz
http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/thunderbird-stable/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz
http://ppa.launchpad.net/sevenmachines/flash/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz

Instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu

I originally mucked it up by playing with Tweak and changing the
repositories.

I am not a developer but was a Window Network Administrator. So many
people including myself
prefer the Gnome Desktop. Why can't they admit they made a mistake and
redesign Unity?

You can close the ticket out.

On 02/20/2013 03:15 AM, Warren Hill wrote:
> Your question #222326 on xorg in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+question/222326
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Warren Hill proposed the following answer:
> I would seriously consider a backup and fresh install with either Ubuntu
> 12.04 or Xubuntu 12.04 Lucid support ends in a few weeks time.
>
> Downloads are available here. Make sure you check the MD5sum to ensure
> the download went OK.
>
> See here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
>
> I suggest you try each of live CD / USB first, Make sure everything
> works then when you have chosen the one you like do a full install. You
> may find Ubuntu is too slow depending on your hardware.
>
> Ubuntu:
> http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.10/
> http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/
>
> Xubuntu:
> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/12.10/release/
> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/12.04/release/
>
> If you don't want to update yet then you need to remove the remove the
> no-longer supported repositories.
>
> Fetched 4,236B in 2s (1,710B/s)
> http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz
> http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/thunderbird-stable/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz
> http://ppa.launchpad.net/sevenmachines/flash/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz
>
> Instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu
>

--

Best Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #3

If you decide to upgrade then you can get almost the old desktop by opening a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and entering.

------------------------------------------------------
sudo apt-get install gnome-panel
------------------------------------------------------

log out then back in again selecting "Gnome Classic" as your desktop.

To close the question mark it solved. I can't close it -- only you can.

Thanks Warren Hill, that solved my question.