For the past week or so, every time I try to update I get the following error message (despite adjusting for nearest server locations...):

W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy/universe/source/Sources  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
W:Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy/multiverse/source/Sources  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

How can I fix this? Please be a bit pedantic in any instructions - I'm still fairly new to [using] terminal.


These are links to packages to Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) which reached its End of Life. So you can remove these lines from your /etc/apt/sources.lst file. If you are still using Ubuntu 13.10, it is better to switch to more recent version such as 14.04 LTS.

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