apt-get update, install etc

Hi Guys,

I’m trying to get apt-get to work on campus (or even update manager) but keep getting 404 errors….

For example, if I do

http_proxy=http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za:80/ update-manager

then I get lots of this:

Failed to fetch http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/ubuntu/dists/intrepid/main/source/Sou… 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/ubuntu/dists/intrepid/restricted/sour… 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/ubuntu/dists/intrepid/universe/source… 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/ubuntu/dists/intrepid/multiverse/sour… 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/ubuntu/dists/intrepid-updates/main/so… 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/ubuntu/dists/intrepid-updates/restric… 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/ubuntu/dists/intrepid-updates/univers… 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/ubuntu/dists/intrepid-updates/multive… 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/ubuntu/dists/intrepid-security/main/s… 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/ubuntu/dists/intrepid-security/restri… 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/ubuntu/dists/intrepid-security/univer… 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/linux/ubuntu/dists/intrepid-security/multiv… 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

sudo apt-get update gives me the same thing..

Any ideas? Sorry - I’m missing something elementary I’m sure… Please be gentle, I’m just a baby linuxist… :o)

Safe to ignore

We don’t mirror deb-sources. Those errors are all to be expected, and can be ignored.

Remove all the deb-src lines from your /etc/apt/sources.list to get rid of such errors.


Hi - cheers for the reply.

I guess I don’t really wan to delete the deb-src lines from my sources list though as I guess I access them fine when I’m off campus.

I’ve a Fedora Yum question now, but I’ll start a new thread.

re: Cheers

Yes, you do want to delete all deb-src lines that refer to ftp.leg. We don’t carry debian sources, so they won’t work no matter where in the planet you are.

You can add deb-src lines for another mirror, if you need debian sources. Unless you have unusual needs, this is unlikely.

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