I updated to 12.04 a week ago. Everything is fine, However when I recently tried to update by using the update manager, The update stopped and I received the error message:

Failed to download repository information

The following details were given:

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

What can I do?


Try to change your source list to main server and see to it if it download the files.

Ubuntu Software Center -> Edit -> Software Center -> Ubuntu Software -> Download From and change your server to Main. Reload your sources.

  • nice, this solves my issue (almost same), was getting stuff from Bosnia... half of Europe just for fun ^_^ – Denys S. Nov 3 '12 at 16:44

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