missing repository indices causing update manager failure - feisty to gutsy

Bug #174448 reported by david raftus on 2007-12-06
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

I'm fairly new to linux in general. I currently have ubuntu 7.04 and am trying to upgrade to 7.10 via the instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading.

I can not seem to reach the 'Update Manager - new distribution release 7.10 is available' stage because I receive the following error when trying to complete the upgrade of my current 7.04 installation:

http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/gutsy/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz: 404 Not Found
http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/gutsy/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz: 404 Not Found
http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/gutsy/universe/binary-i386/Packages.gz: 404 Not Found
http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/gutsy/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages.gz: 404 Not Found

Is there a way to correct or bypass this error so I may proceed to actual 7.10 installation? Perhaps a command line method?

Thanks for any guidance,
David Raftus

david raftus (david-raftus) wrote :

An update - after reviewing another bug in this list, saw a reference to checking the /etc/apt/services.list file. Mine contained:
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports gutsy main restricted universe multiverse

I changed 'gutsy' to 'feisty' in line 1, and removed line 3. My update manager no longer reports errors, but I still do not get the 'Update Manager - new distribution release 7.10 is available' message. So, still stuck regarding actually upgrading to 7.10.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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