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I was trying to install some packages from the Software Centre, running 14.10 Ubuntu by the way, but it said I had to use the multiverse and universe repositories. I tried looking for other answers but it didn't work, it said I could install it but this was the outcome:

check your internet

There was something like:

W:Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]

I can't even use the apt-get upgrade command!

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Normally, you can enable the universe and multiverse repositories through the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo add-apt-repository multiverse

But as you are using 14.10 which is outdated, the official repositories have been moved to a different location and this won't work.

Please upgrade your system! This question will be helpful:
How to install software or upgrade from an old unsupported release?

  • When I try that it says it has already been enabled for all sources! – The Killj0y Nov 25 '15 at 17:33
  • @A.B. Sorry, missed the 14.10 when I wrote the first version. Edited the answer. No, the repositories get moved to an archive-server (old-releases.ubuntu.com) when the release reaches end-of-life. – Byte Commander Nov 25 '15 at 17:34
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