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Everytime I try to install through terminal I get this" I am not able to install or update and I can't find working answer for this here. Here is my apt-get update result:

Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release.gpg                                
Hit http://deb.opera.com stable Release.gpg                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release.gpg                                
Hit http://deb.opera.com stable Release                                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release                                    
Hit http://deb.opera.com stable/non-free i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main i386 Packages                         
Ign http://deb.opera.com stable/non-free Translation-en_US                     
Ign http://deb.opera.com stable/non-free Translation-en                        
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main Translation-en_US                     
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main Translation-en                        
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main Translation-en_US                     
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main Translation-en                        
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com raring Release.gpg                               
  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)
Err http://extras.ubuntu.com raring Release.gpg                                
  Something wicked happened resolving 'extras.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)
Err http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                                    
  Something wicked happened resolving 'dl.google.com:http' (-11 - System error)
Ign https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal Release.gpg           
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates Release.gpg                       
  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security Release.gpg [933 B]            
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed Release.gpg [933 B]            
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports Release.gpg [933 B]           
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring Release                                   
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates Release [40.8 kB]    
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security Release [40.8 kB]              
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com raring Release                                    
Ign http://dl.google.com stable Release                                        
Ign https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal Release                
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed Release [40.8 kB]              
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports Release                         
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main Sources/DiffIndex                    
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/restricted Sources/DiffIndex              
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/universe Sources/DiffIndex                
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/multiverse Sources/DiffIndex              
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex   
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/restricted i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/universe i386 Packages/DiffIndex          
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/multiverse i386 Packages/DiffIndex        
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main Translation-en                       
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/multiverse Translation-en                 
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/restricted Translation-en                 
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex                   
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/universe Translation-en                   
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/main Sources/DiffIndex            
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/restricted Sources/DiffIndex      
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/universe Sources/DiffIndex        
Ign https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex     
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/multiverse Sources/DiffIndex      
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex      
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages                             
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/restricted i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/universe i386 Packages/DiffIndex  
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/multiverse i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/main Translation-en               
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/multiverse Translation-en         
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/restricted Translation-en         
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/universe Translation-en           
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/main Sources [24.7 kB]         
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/restricted Sources [14 B]      
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/universe Sources [4,802 B]     
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/multiverse Sources [690 B]    
Hit https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main i386 Packages               
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_US                         
Get:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/main i386 Packages [67.9 kB]  
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en                            
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:13 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/universe i386 Packages [19.2 kB]
Get:14 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/multiverse i386 Packages [1,403 B]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/main Translation-en              
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com raring/main Sources/DiffIndex                     
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/multiverse Translation-en        
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/restricted Translation-en        
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/universe Translation-en          
Get:15 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed/universe i386 Packages [18.0 kB]
Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed/main i386 Packages [29.9 kB]  
Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed/multiverse i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:18 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed/main Translation-en              
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed/multiverse Translation-en        
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed/restricted Translation-en        
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed/universe Translation-en          
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports/multiverse i386 Packages        
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports/main i386 Packages              
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports/restricted i386 Packages        
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports/universe i386 Packages          
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports/main Translation-en             
Ign https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main Translation-en_US           
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports/multiverse Translation-en       
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports/restricted Translation-en       
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports/universe Translation-en         
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main Sources                              
Ign https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main Translation-en              
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/restricted Sources                        
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/universe Sources                          
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/multiverse Sources                        
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main i386 Packages                        
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/multiverse i386 Packages
Get:19 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/main Sources [37.0 kB]
Get:20 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/restricted Sources [14 B]
Get:21 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/universe Sources [49.8 kB]     
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com raring/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex               
Get:22 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/multiverse Sources [690 B]     
Get:23 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/main i386 Packages [93.5 kB]   
Get:24 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:25 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/universe i386 Packages [94.2 kB]
Get:26 http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [1,403 B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/main Translation-en_US                    
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-proposed/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports/universe Translation-en_US
Err http://extras.ubuntu.com raring/main Translation-en_US
  Something wicked happened resolving 'extras.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)
Err http://extras.ubuntu.com raring/main Translation-en
  Something wicked happened resolving 'extras.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)
Err http://extras.ubuntu.com raring/main Sources
  Something wicked happened resolving 'extras.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)
Err http://extras.ubuntu.com raring/main i386 Packages
  Something wicked happened resolving 'extras.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)
Fetched 568 kB in 8min 0s (1,181 B/s) 
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/Release.gpg  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring-updates/Release.gpg  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/Release.gpg  Something wicked happened resolving 'extras.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release.gpg  Something wicked happened resolving 'dl.google.com:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/i18n/Translation-en_US  Something wicked happened resolving 'extras.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/i18n/Translation-en  Something wicked happened resolving 'extras.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/source/Sources  Something wicked happened resolving 'extras.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)

W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-i386/Packages  Something wicked happened resolving 'extras.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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I think this is some temporary problem on the dns server. If you want you can meddle with the file /etc/resolv.conf –  user128712 Jun 19 '13 at 12:25
    
"...this problem is ... a short-lived problem with (or accessing) your DNS server. (The problem is not actually with the server at archive.scrapy.org itself, though it may have been due to a configuration problem for that server's DNS record.)" Quotation from this answer. I would just try to reboot my PC and try again... –  Gediminas Jeremiah Gudelis Jul 26 '13 at 17:55
    
The root issue is DNS. Check for useful response (or error codes) when you run: dig archive.ubuntu.com –  david6 Jul 31 '13 at 22:13
    
Could you post your /etc/apt/sources.list? –  Braiam Aug 3 '13 at 1:29
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5 Answers

You may try following steps mentioned below:
Close all programs/windows which have to do with installing software e.g. Synaptic, software-centre and terminals.

Now you should delete the locked files:

You can delete the lock file with

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock

you may also need to delete the lock file in the cache directory

sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock 

by: this answer

and now you should open a terminal and run:

 sudo apt-get update --fix-missing

and now you can install everything you want again.

Solution referred from

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Still not working!I already looked at that answer and tried that and also i tried again,but no luck –  Dragon Jun 22 '13 at 15:25
    
The problem on mine and the source you given is not the same. mine is Something wicked happened resolving '' (-11 - System error) and the source is Something wicked happened resolving '' (-5 - No address associated with hostname) –  Dragon Jul 4 '13 at 16:53
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It could be the case that you are connecting to the Internet via a proxy so you should set up the proxies for apt-get by doing the following:

  • create a folder in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/

    $ sudo leafpad /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/95proxies

  • In side the opened file paste the following:

    Acquire::http::proxy "http://yourProxyIP:8080/"; Acquire::ftp::proxy "ftp://yourProxyIP:8080/"; Acquire::https::proxy "https://yourProxyIP:8080/";

Make sure to change yourProxyIP with a correct proxy IP.

Save the file by hitting Ctrl+s Then run:

sudo apt-get update.

see: How do I set systemwide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio?

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Thanks that solved my issue - admin had re-configured network with result my network requests went via proxy. –  suspectus Feb 14 at 16:54
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type sudo apt-get update --fix-missing

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sudo resets environment by default (cf. man sudoers), so if you add your proxy settings in .bashrc, you may wanna move that to /etc/environment, or fix the /etc/sudoers.d/ appropriately.

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If you have a proxy, then this link has some answers.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Howto

Look at the Setting up apt-get to use a http-proxy section within the web page.

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