I'm following this manual to Configuring Postgresql 9.1 and PostGIS 2 on Ubuntu 13 in Amazon AWS, when executing

sudo apt-get update

I get lot of errors and warnings for example:

Err http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main amd64 Packages
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/sharpie/forscience/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-amd‌​64/Packages 404 Not Found, 

I saw this question and tried this

wget -O ~/fixpackage https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8850924/fixpackage; chmod +x   ~/fixpackage; sudo ~/fixpackage

it didn't work, any ideas?

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Sharpie's "For Science" PPA has packages only for Ubuntu Precise. You are running on Raring Ringtail (13.04). That is why it's throwing a 404 Not Found. Remove this PPA

sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:sharpie/for-science

Then like I've explained in my blog post add the PostGIS ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable

and then install the postgresql-9.1-postgis-2.0-scripts package

sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.1-postgis-2.0-scripts

This should install everything from postgresql-server to the required PostGIS packages. After you're done you should be able to connect to a database with psql and be able to run this

create extension postgis;

If this works, then you should be good to go.

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