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It first happend about a week ago that I received this error message the first time. It shows up daily.

W:Failed to fetch http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/multiverse/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 141.30.13.30 80] , E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I can do updates from other ppa as usual. I noticed that problem in relation to special ppa defined by the user, but I can't imagine that natty's multiverse could be down for days.
Is there something I can check on my system to solve this?

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You could try changing the server that you attempt to connect to for Multiverse (and other) updates.

Open Synaptic Package Manager and click on Settings > Repositories, then in the dropdown selection that is labeled "Download From:" choose Other. Click the "Select Best Server" button, and after it has run some speed tests and chosen one for you, click "OK" or "Choose Server."

Update your package lists -- either click Reload in Synaptic, or in terminal type

sudo apt-get update

Hopefully this will allow you to grab new Multiverse updates!

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Many thanks. I didn't notice the option "Select Best Server" before. apt-get update ran without issues. –  32bitfloat Jul 15 '12 at 21:39
    
Huzzah! Glad to help. –  OpensourceFool Jul 15 '12 at 21:41
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