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I am trying to install git using sudo apt-get install git-core

But it fails with this error message:

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
liberror-perl git-core patch
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
Err jaunty/main git-core 1:
404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Err jaunty/main patch 2.5.9-5
404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch       1ubuntu2_amd64.deb  404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch  5_amd64.deb  404 Not Found [IP: 80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

How can I resolve these apt-get errors or install GIT using a different method.

Note: I've used apt-get to pull other things, it's just failing with git.

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Jaunty is massively beyond unsupported. The archives you once installed from are no longer there. – tripleee May 30 '12 at 15:27

Ubuntu ended support for Jaunty Jackalope (version 9.04) on 23 October 2010. The Ubuntu mirrors most likely no longer have the packages you're looking for.

You can find instructions on how to update an EOL Ubuntu product here:

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Thanks for the reply. I see that now. I just started a position here and sortof have been just thrown all this info to the servers and saying here, fix these :P Appreciate the response. – jamadri May 30 '12 at 16:19
If this is a production box, make sure you have a full backup before upgrading to the latest Ubuntu. Nothing should break but ... – Jeremy W May 30 '12 at 18:26

If you don't want to upgrade your ubuntu, you can build git yourself. The problem with getting git from the standard package managers (and default resources) is that they lag the latest git version quite a bit in some cases.

Git is just a command without any hooks into the OS, so using and installing it outside of a package manager is just fine.

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The op would probably benefit from directions on how to download and build git from source – Jeremy W May 30 '12 at 18:24

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