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I use proxy to connect to the Internet. I am trying to upgrade to 12.10. The problem is that some(nearly all) packages are downloaded but some 3 Mb data is not downloading, due to which the upgradation aborts reporting a forbidden error. These are some files related to gnome-games and facebook integration. Facebook is blocked on the proxy server which i am using, so i guess the error appears due to that. I want to ask if there is any way i can skip downloading the last 3 Mb packages(which i don't need) so that my upgradation continues to Ubuntu 12.10? This is the error i am getting:

Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-games/gnomine_3.6.0.2-0ubuntu1.2_i386.deb 403  Forbidden
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-games/mahjongg_3.6.0.2-0ubuntu1.2_all.deb 403  Forbidden
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-games/gnome-mahjongg_3.6.0.2-0ubuntu1.2_i386.deb 403  Forbidden
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-games/gnome-sudoku_3.6.0.2-0ubuntu1.2_all.deb 403  Forbidden
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gnome-games/gnome-games-data_3.6.0.2-0ubuntu1.2_all.deb 403  Forbidden
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/account-plugins/account-plugin-facebook_0.8-0ubuntu2_i386.deb 403  Forbidden
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gwibber/gwibber-service-facebook_3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1_all.deb 403  Forbidden
  • Put the exact error text here. Without it we can't help figure out how to fix this. – Thomas Ward Apr 14 '13 at 18:04
  • I have updated the post with the exact error – user149327 Apr 14 '13 at 18:08
  • Have you tried using a different archive mirror, perhaps one of the regional ones? (403s happen sometimes) – Thomas Ward Apr 14 '13 at 18:08
  • How do i do that? – user149327 Apr 14 '13 at 18:09
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    Go to System Settings--> Software Resources--> Ubuntu Software Tab, and change Download server. – Mitch Apr 14 '13 at 18:14
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If you don't want to upgrade/install those packages, is actually very easy. If you don't use them just uninstall them:

sudo apt-get remove <packages to remove>

To prevent that they try to get installed/upgraded you could put them on hold:

echo <package> hold | sudo dpkg --set-selections

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