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Update on Ubuntu 12.10 server failing (Not Found)

I’m trying to update the packages for my Ubuntu 12.10 server, but I’m getting 404 errors at various DigitalOcean mirrors.

ethan@cloud:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release.gpg
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal Release
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal-updates Release
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal/universe amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal-updates/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal-updates/universe amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Translation-en
Err http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main amd64 Packages
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal/main Translation-en
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal/universe Translation-en
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal-updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal-updates/universe Translation-en
Err http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal/main amd64 Packages
  404  Not Found
Err http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal/universe amd64 Packages
  404  Not Found
Err http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal-updates/main amd64 Packages
  404  Not Found
Err http://mirrors.digitalocean.com quantal-updates/universe amd64 Packages
  404  Not Found
W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-security/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/universe/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-updates/universe/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
#sources.list

deb http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu quantal main
deb http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu quantal-updates main
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal-security main
deb http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu quantal universe
deb http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu quantal-updates universe

How do I fix this issue? Do I need different sources, or do I need to uninstall packages?

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Fixed it by changing references to quantal to precise in sources.list.

Hey, It really works for me…thx.