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? – Charles Green Nov 6 '14 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 '14 at 14:13
  • I've added the sudo apt-get update output to my question. – user346195 Nov 6 '14 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 '14 at 5:39
  • Yep, I'm on 11, is that a problem? – user346195 Nov 7 '14 at 17:12

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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