I'm new to Linux and I'm attempting to install stuff from the Ubuntu Software Centre, however, when I try it, it says "Failed to download repository information, check you're internet connection".

Any idea how to fix this?

Output - http://pastebin.com/eEAbEeD0

  • Can you open a terminal window, and enter the command sudo apt-get update and append any error messages to your question? Nov 6, 2014 at 13:41
  • check you're internet connection" as suggested assuming there is no firewall blocking connections.. try updating from the terminal (sudo apt-get update ) like @CharlesGreen suggested
    – Zuko
    Nov 6, 2014 at 14:13
  • I've added the sudo apt-get update output to my question.
    – user346195
    Nov 6, 2014 at 21:31
  • Which version of Ubuntu are you using, and which release number? The references which fail refer to version 11.10, which is severely depreciated.
    – K7AAY
    Nov 7, 2014 at 5:39
  • Yep, I'm on 11, is that a problem?
    – user346195
    Nov 7, 2014 at 17:12

1 Answer 1


First you'll want to sudo apt-get update in your terminal and look for any repositories that show 404 or Unable to Fetch ...

You'll then want to open your Software Sources and uncheck those corresponding lines.

If you still have Unable to Fetch archives then you should make sure your mirror is set to Main Server in your Software Sources.

To make sure it's fixed, when you run sudo apt-get update it should never say 404 or Unable to Fetch ...

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