I installed latest Ubuntu server (14.04 LTS) and tried to make a desktop envt using

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

But it shows

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/dists/trusty/InRelease
W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/dists/trusty-updtes/InRelease

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

I saw several questions have been asked and I tried some of those without success.

The last one I tried as follows

sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*

The above command removed some packages but again failed on apt-get update.

Can anyone direct me how to overcome this problem to successfully enable a desktop envt to my server?

Screenshot for grep -r 'us.archive.ubuntu.com' /etc/apt


sudo sed command result


You have a network problem. The InRelease thing is the consequence. Your system can't fetch the GPG key and for this reason it tries to use the InRelease file instead of the Release file and of course, also fails.

InRelease files are signed in-line while Release files should have an accompanying Release.gpg file.


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