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I am trying to download a software from ubuntu software center and I am getting the following screen.

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If I click on use this source I get

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Thats all, the software does not get installed. Apparently this is happening to all the softwares in Ubuntu software center.

Output of sudo apt-get update

Err http://in.old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease
Err http://in.old-releases.ubuntu.com utopic Release.gpg                       
  Could not resolve 'in.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://extras.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease                                  
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com utopic InRelease                                 
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages                             
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic Release.gpg                                
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com utopic Release.gpg                               
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic Release                                    
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com utopic Release                                   
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic/main Sources                               
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_IN                         
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en                            
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic/main i386 Packages                         
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic/main Translation-en_IN                     
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com utopic/main Translation-en                        
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease   
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                            
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease [15.5 kB]                
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease                                  
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic InRelease                                  
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com utopic/main i386 Packages                        
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release.gpg                                
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com utopic/universe i386 Packages                    
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com utopic/main Translation-en_IN                    
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com utopic/main Translation-en                       
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com utopic/universe Translation-en_IN                
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main i386 Packages [8,542 B]             
Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en [3,070 B]            
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com utopic/universe Translation-en                   
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release.gpg                                
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/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic Release                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                        
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en                        
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 i386 Packages                         
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main i386 Packages                         
  404  Not Found
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en_IN                     
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net utopic/main Translation-en                        
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en_IN                     
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                        
Fetched 27.1 kB in 21s (1,279 B/s)                                             
Reading package lists... Done
W: Failed to fetch http://in.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic/InRelease  
W: Failed to fetch http://in.old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'in.old-releases.ubuntu.com'
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80]
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic/universe/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80]
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/inameiname/stable/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.

output of cat /etc/*release

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=utopic
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.10"
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.10"
VERSION_ID="14.10"
HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
  • Open the terminal and enter sudo apt-get update and edit your post to include the output from that command. – KGIII Nov 4 '15 at 5:11
  • done, kindly check – penta Nov 4 '15 at 5:13
  • I think I may know what it is... How about, this time, back in the terminal enter uname -a and edit your post with that information. – KGIII Nov 4 '15 at 5:18
  • done, see the edited post – penta Nov 4 '15 at 5:19
  • Oops... Sorry cat /etc/*release ;-) My bad - I need to know the version. – KGIII Nov 4 '15 at 5:20
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EOL for Ubuntu

As you can see, your version is EOL (End Of Life). After our discussion, in chat, it has been determined that you're going to download 14.04 and install, preserving the /home partition. To download 14.04 click here.

  • hey, I found out a completely working solution, please see my edit, as your answer does not correctly answer my question I have unticked from answer, but since it was slightly useful I have upvoted it, sorry. – penta Nov 4 '15 at 7:44
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I actually found out the solution to my problem. I was using Ubuntu 14.10 which reached its EOL, so I had to upgrade my ubuntu just to install any software.

There is an ALTERNATIVE WAY , instead of upgrading the OS, just follow the instructions in this link https://superuser.com/a/339572 to edit the sources.list file. After that I was able to install any software from ubuntu software center.

  • If I'm reading that properly, you'll only be getting the updates until it was EOL or not much further and newer security updates won't be included. I may be reading that wrong but that might be something to consider. – KGIII Nov 4 '15 at 18:13

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