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Okay, so I'm pretty new at this so I may not be giving you the right amount of infomation but I hope this is suffecent in helping me.

I am running Ubuntu 14.10LTS (even thought my /etc/apt/source.list says something about 13.10) and I just strated getting this "404 not found" and "failed to fetch", I've tried doing sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, sudo sed -i -e 's/archive.ubuntu.com\|security.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list grep -E 'archive.ubuntu.com|security.ubuntu.com' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* but they haven't worked, hell I think the last two things made it worse.

terminal read out

Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1) saucy InRelease
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1) saucy Release.gpg
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1) saucy Release
Err cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1) saucy/main amd64 Packages
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Err cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1) saucy/restricted amd64 Packages
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Err cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1) saucy/main i386 Packages
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Err cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1) saucy/restricted i386 Packages
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1) saucy/main Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1) saucy/main Translation-en
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1) saucy/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1) saucy/restricted Translation-en
Err http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease                         

Err http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-updates InRelease                 

Err http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-proposed InRelease                

Err http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic Release.gpg                       
Could not resolve 'us.old-releases.ubuntu.com'
Err http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-updates Release.gpg               
Could not resolve 'us.old-releases.ubuntu.com'
Err http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-proposed Release.gpg              
Could not resolve 'us.old-releases.ubuntu.com'
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease                                      
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                                    
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release                                        
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security InRelease                   
Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages [1,204 B]                
Ign http://archive.canonical.com saucy InRelease                               
Get:2 http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages [1,220 B]                 
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security Release.gpg                 
Hit http://archive.canonical.com saucy Release.gpg                             
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security Release                     
Hit http://archive.canonical.com saucy Release                                 
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_US                         
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en                            
Hit http://archive.canonical.com saucy/partner Sources                         
Hit http://archive.canonical.com saucy/partner amd64 Packages                  
Hit http://archive.canonical.com saucy/partner i386 Packages                   
Ign http://archive.canonical.com saucy/partner Translation-en_US               
Ign http://archive.canonical.com saucy/partner Translation-en                  
Hit http://repo.steampowered.com precise InRelease                             
Get:3 http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam Sources [549 B]               
Get:4 http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam amd64 Packages [604 B]        
Get:5 http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam i386 Packages [804 B]         
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease                                  
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Hit http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb InRelease                          
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease                                  
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Get:6 http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb/apps amd64 Packages [58.9 kB]    
Ign http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam Translation-en_US               
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease                                  
Ign http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam Translation-en                  
Get:7 http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb/games amd64 Packages [73.1 kB]   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease                                  
Ign https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal InRelease                        
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Get:8 http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb/apps Translation-en_US [59.7 kB] 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease                                  
Hit https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal Release.gpg                      
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Hit https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal Release                          
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease                                  
Hit http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb/games Translation-en               
Get:9 https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main amd64 Packages            
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Get:10 https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main i386 Packages            
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease                                  
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease                                  
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Hit http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb/games Translation-en               
Hit https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main amd64 Packages              
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease                                  
Hit http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb/apps i386 Packages                 
Hit https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main i386 Packages               
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Err http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb/games i386 Packages                
404  Not Found [IP: 104.28.25.125 80]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release.gpg                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release.gpg                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Hit http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb/games Translation-en               
Hit http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb/apps Translation-en                
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release.gpg                                
Get:11 http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release.gpg [316 B]                     
Get:12 http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg [316 B]                     
Ign https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main Translation-en_US           
Ign http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb/apps Translation-en                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release.gpg                                
Ign http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb/games Translation-en_US            
Ign https://private-ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main Translation-en              
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Ign http://archive.getdeb.net utopic-getdeb/games Translation-en               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release.gpg                       
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease                                  
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic Release.gpg                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release.gpg                                
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic Release                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic/main Sources                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release.gpg                                
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic/main amd64 Packages                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release.gpg                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release                                    
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release                                    
Get:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release [15.1 kB]                       
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic/main Translation-en_US                     
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic/main Translation-en                        
Get:14 http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release [15.1 kB]                       
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release                                    
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/main Sources                
404  Not Found
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release                                    
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/restricted Sources          
404  Not Found
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release                                    
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/universe Sources            
404  Not Found
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release                                    
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/multiverse Sources          
404  Not Found
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release                                    
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/main amd64 Packages         
404  Not Found
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release                                    
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/restricted amd64 Packages   
404  Not Found
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release                                    
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/universe amd64 Packages     
404  Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/multiverse amd64 Packages   
404  Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/main i386 Packages          
404  Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/restricted i386 Packages    
404  Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/universe i386 Packages      
404  Not Found
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/multiverse i386 Packages    
404  Not Found
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/main Translation-en_US      
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/main Translation-en         
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/multiverse Translation-en   
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/restricted Translation-en   
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/universe Translation-en_US  
Ign http://old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic-security/universe Translation-en     
Get:15 http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages [7,100 B]           
Get:16 http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main i386 Packages [7,100 B]            
Get:17 http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en [2,624 B]           
Get:18 http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources [17.2 kB]                  
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                               
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages                        
404  Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main i386 Packages                         
404  Not Found
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en_US                     
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en                        
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Sources                               
404  Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main amd64 Packages                        
404  Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main i386 Packages                         
404  Not Found
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en_US                     
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en                        
Fetched 126 kB in 36s (3,431 B/s)                                              
Reading package lists... Done
W: Failed to fetch http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-updates/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-proposed/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1)/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages  Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1)/dists/saucy/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages  Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1)/dists/saucy/main/binary-i386/Packages  Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

W: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1)/dists/saucy/restricted/binary-i386/Packages  Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

W: Failed to fetch http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'us.old-releases.ubuntu.com'

W: Failed to fetch http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-updates/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'us.old-releases.ubuntu.com'

W: Failed to fetch http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-proposed/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'us.old-releases.ubuntu.com'

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/restricted/source/Sources  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/universe/source/Sources  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/multiverse/source/Sources  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/universe/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/restricted/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-security/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/utopic-getdeb/games/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 104.28.25.125 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexmurray/indicator-sensors/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexmurray/indicator-sensors/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/kilian/f.lux/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/kilian/f.lux/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/kilian/f.lux/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

/etc/apt/source.list

deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release amd64 (20131016.1)]/ saucy main restricted

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic main restricted
deb-src http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic universe
deb-src http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic universe
deb http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates universe
deb-src http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic multiverse
deb-src http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic multiverse
deb http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates multiverse
deb-src http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic-security main restricted
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic-security main restricted
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic-security universe
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic-security universe
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic-security multiverse
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu saucy partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu saucy partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic main
deb http://us.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-proposed universe main multiverse restricted
3
  • you are using saucy mirrors for utopic. saucy is an EOL distro, you may need to remove these mirrors. try to use InRelease instead of Realese? and why are you fetching utopic packages from old-releases.ubuntu.com? Maybe you messed your sources.list a bit up? Commented Jan 10, 2015 at 21:48
  • Ah, It is a duplicate
    – user527600
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 3:32
  • Don't use saucy mirrors! utopic and saucy is EOL distros!
    – user527600
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 3:32

2 Answers 2

15

It may be best that you reset your sources.list to the default. Replace what's in /etc/apt/sources.list entirely with:

###### Ubuntu Main Repos
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic main restricted universe multiverse 
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic main restricted universe multiverse 

###### Ubuntu Update Repos
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-security main restricted universe multiverse 
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates main restricted universe multiverse 
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-security main restricted universe multiverse 
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates main restricted universe multiverse 

###### Ubuntu Partner Repo
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu utopic partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu utopic partner

###### Ubuntu Extras Repo
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic main

Then do sudo apt-get update and the 404's should stop.

Backup sources.list before you do something destructive like an in-place sed replace on it in the future (e.g. sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup.

Hope that helps!

NOTE: I used http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/ to generate the above sources loosely based off your current sources.list — check it out if you want to tweak it.

3

The issue is that 14.10 isn't maintained anymore.

I followed https://smyl.es/how-to-fix-ubuntudebian-apt-get-404-not-found-package-repository-errors-saucy-raring-quantal-oneiric-natty/ and it worked:

Normal Ubuntu releases are supported for 9 months, whereas LTS (Long Term Support) releases are supported for 5 years. Once support is up for the version of Ubuntu you are using the repository is moved to another server and will no longer be available on the standard http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dist/ location.

Run this command below on your server and it will replace all of the archive.ubuntu.com and security.ubuntu.com package repository URLs with old-releases.ubuntu.com

sudo sed -i -e 's/archive.ubuntu.com\|security.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list

My /etc/apt/sources.list contains:

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic main universe
1
  • I also had to get rid of the country mirror prefix, e.g.: s/gb.//. Thanks for figuring this out!
    – 719016
    Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 11:36

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