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How can I fix a 404 Error using the Ubuntu archives?

I am having trouble downloading the Ubuntu repositories:

$ sudo apt-get update
...
Failed to fetch
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz
404  Not Found 

Failed to fetch
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages.gz
404  Not Found
...

I can connect to the server fine:

# ping archive.ubuntu.com
PING archive.ubuntu.com (91.189.92.202) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from sudice.canonical.com (91.189.92.202): icmp_req=1 ttl=52 time=149 ms
64 bytes from sudice.canonical.com (91.189.92.202): icmp_req=2 ttl=52 time=149 ms
64 bytes from sudice.canonical.com (91.189.92.202): icmp_req=3 ttl=52 time=149 ms

--- archive.ubuntu.com ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2001ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 149.221/149.305/149.355/0.321 ms

Here is my sources.list:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main restricted universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-updates main restricted universe 
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security main restricted universe

and system details:

lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 10.10
Release:    10.10
Codename:   maverick

Any ideas?

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Eliah Kagan, hhlp, Amith KK, Luis Alvarado Jan 7 '13 at 16:56

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As a release gets old (especially if it is not a LTS release), it becomes no longer hosted at archive.ubuntu.com. However, the repository is still hosted at

http://old-releases.ubuntu.com

So try changing your repository source to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com.

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Thanks - that did it. I am surprised there is no redirect. –  hoju Jan 7 '13 at 2:08

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