I get this after the Update Manager said "Check your Internet Connection"

W:Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/source/Sources  502  Bad Request [IP: 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/binary-i386/Packages  502  Bad Request [IP: 80]
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
  • I can now access the Update Manager, thanks for the answer anyway(didn't try it!)--I do not know the reason but it got fixed. How can I mark this as CLOSE – tepheno Oct 22 '12 at 10:45

Try the following:

sudo apt-get clean
cd /var/lib/apt
sudo mv lists lists.backup
sudo mkdir -p lists/partial
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
  • 1
    Do you know what you are suggesting? – jokerdino Oct 21 '12 at 9:36
  • i am suggesting him to take a backup of his existing repo list and, remove orignal one and then take an update. was I wrong somewhere ? – Rishi Kolvekar Nov 2 '12 at 13:22
  • You should explain your answer instead of just leaving a lump of commands. – jokerdino Nov 2 '12 at 13:29
  • oooh, really sorry for that, i thought person asking question is expecting a solution so made it quick, thanks for your suggestion. – Rishi Kolvekar Nov 3 '12 at 10:20

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