I've got a virtual machine running on Ubuntu 12.10. When I try to run

apt-get install imagemagick

I get several 404 errors:

Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates/main libcups2 amd64 1.6.1-0ubuntu11.5
  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-security/main libcupsimage2 amd64 1.6.1-0ubuntu11.5
  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-security/main libtiff5 amd64 4.0.2-1ubuntu2.2
  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/cups/libcups2_1.6.1-0ubuntu11.5_amd64.deb  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/cups/libcupsimage2_1.6.1-0ubuntu11.5_amd64.deb  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/cups/libtiff5_4.0.2-1ubuntu2.2_amd64.deb  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

I tried to run apt-get with --fix-missing but that didn't solve the 404 errors.

What am I doing wrong? And how can I fix these 404's?

  • are you sure your networking is operating properly? Is your firewall preventing access to this IP addresses? – mdpc May 10 '14 at 20:30
  • Yes, I'm sure my network is operating properly, and I'm getting response when I ping these IP addresses. – THiCE May 10 '14 at 20:35
  • what about your firewall (or your companies)? You can ping an address without being able to access specific ports you realize? Home system or work system? – mdpc May 10 '14 at 20:37
  • I'm not sure if my firewall blocks these requests. I don't know how to check that :( But I really doubt that's the issue because I get 404 errors, not timeouts or something. The system is a Digital Ocean droplet (read: virtual machine). – THiCE May 10 '14 at 20:42

The files that apt-get is asking are not present in that repository.
If you check with a browser in http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/cups/ (e.g.) you do not find libcups2_1.6.1-0ubuntu11.5_amd64.deb.

Try to do

sudo apt-get update  

and after

sudo apt-get --fix-missing
  • Thanks! apt-get update did the trick! – THiCE May 10 '14 at 21:30
  • You're welcome. If you think it can be useful for other people, feel you free to up the answer ;-). However I'm enquiring now, can you tell me if it was a ready image of Ubuntu for Virutalbox? – Hastur May 11 '14 at 0:58
  • It was a out-of-the-box ready made install of Ubuntu. – THiCE May 11 '14 at 15:36
  • From here you can download a version more recent if you have other problems. – Hastur May 11 '14 at 19:37

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