Question

Update on Ubuntu 12.10 server failing (Not Found)

  • Posted July 19, 2014

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?

Subscribe
Share

Any progress in regards to this as I am in the same situation :(

I just ran into a similar problem. The Saucy mirror still exists on mirrors.digitalocean.com, but the Quantal mirror does not, and I need to upgrade, and I need to install the Quantal update-manager packages so I can perform the upgrade.

If you pull up mirrors.digitalocean.com in a browser, you’ll see that the quantal mirrors are apparently gone. Now, Ubuntu no longer supports Quantal and I understand (and appreciate!) that the mirror was provided to us by the good graces of the people at DO, but I wish I’d had some advance notice that they were pulling the mirror. I still have two droplets I need to update to Saucy, and then to Trusty from there.

I have a ticket open and am awaiting a response.


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

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

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

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

Hey, It really works for me…thx.

And now I’ve closed the ticket because I have discovered that we both just had the wrong URL for the DO repository mirrors. Derpy derp derp derp. :)

http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu-old/dists/

they’re all there.

i’m getting this issue, but with 14.04.1 LTS. how do i solve it?

Err http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main linux-libc-dev amd64 3.13.0-32.57
  404  Not Found
Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main linux-libc-dev amd64 3.13.0-32.57
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]
E: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux/linux-libc-dev_3.13.0-32.57_amd64.deb  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]

You can use Old releases to update from – http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/. You can find more info here – https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades

Ubuntu 12.10 has reached End Of Life and is no longer supported. Ubuntu has remove it from their official mirrors. We’ve set up a repository for it at: mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu-old

Though you are strongly encouraged to upgrade to a more recent release. Security updates are no longer provided for any packages in 12.10. We are providing that repository as a convenience and temporary work around for those who haven’t upgraded yet.