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Could Not Download Software

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:12 am
by jesica1
I am using ubuntu 12 version. Today, someone removed Firefox from my pc.. and I do work only on Firefox, but now I could not download it from Ubuntu software center. After click on install I found below message..


Failed to download repository information
Check your Internet connection.

W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80]
, E:Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Please help...

Re: Could Not Download Software

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:17 am
by Bill
The Ubuntu forum might be a better place to ask. I don't know if you have a version of Ubuntu 12 which has reached end of life or if the repositories are maintained if it has reached end of life.

Edit: A Wikipedia article listing Ubuntu releases does state that the repositories are removed from the Ubuntu servers/mirrors when a version reaches end of life. If your version has reached end of life, you probably should upgrade to a newer version which has long term support.

Re: Could Not Download Software

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:49 am
by jesica1
Hmm.. thanks for suggestion.. will try it or I should try windows 10 instead of using Ubuntu, because somewhere Ubuntu is complicated.

Re: Could Not Download Software

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:18 pm
by crusader
jesica1 wrote:Hmm.. thanks for suggestion.. will try it or I should try windows 10 instead of using Ubuntu, because somewhere Ubuntu is complicated.

I have been using Llinux Mint for quite a while – and have never had a problem with it...

Re: Could Not Download Software

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:55 am
by jesica1
I didn't use it.. I would like to rectify this problem otherwise will use another operating system.

Re: Could Not Download Software

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:37 am
by RoryOF
Your version of Ubuntu is quite old; I think you should consider upgrading to a later version or try a direct download of Firefox from the Firefox site. Which you do is your choice.

Re: Could Not Download Software

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:54 am
by Villeroy
Ubuntu 12.4 (April 2012) is far from being outdated. It will be supported until 2018(?).
To install firefox on Ubuntu, hit Win-key+A, enter "Firefox" and pick it from the installable programs and follow the instructions. You will need the administrator password and an internet connection.

If "someone" removed Firefox, it was someone with administration privileges. That "someone" might be able to install it again and aswer the question why he removed the browser from your system.

Re: Could Not Download Software

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:17 am
by Bill
End of life for Ubuntu 12.04 is in April of 2017. Clicking the download link in Distrowatch opens the download page for Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. End of life for Ubuntu 12.10 was in 2014. Clicking its download link in Distrowatch results in a 404 Not Found error. However, I just noticed that the links provided above appear to be for Ubuntu 10.10 which reached end of life in 2013.

Re: Could Not Download Software

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:09 pm
by Villeroy
Bill wrote:End of life for Ubuntu 12.04 is in April of 2017. Clicking the download link in Distrowatch opens the download page for Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. End of life for Ubuntu 12.10 was in 2014. Clicking its download link in Distrowatch results in a 404 Not Found error. However, I just noticed that the links provided above appear to be for Ubuntu 10.10 which reached end of life in 2013.

Indeed, the links refer to Maverick (October 2010).