0

sudo apt-get upgrade gives me following error

E: The package evince needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

I tried sudo dpkg --clear-avail && sudo apt-get update result:

    Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:2 http://ro.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                             
...
...
Ign:12 http://ppa.launchpad.net/skunk/pepper-flash/ubuntu xenial/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons
Reading package lists... Done
W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/skunk/pepper-flash/ubuntu xenial Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/skunk/pepper-flash/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Edit:

   apt-cache policy evince
Gives:
evince:
  Installed: 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2
  Candidate: 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2
  Version table:
 *** 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.18.2-1ubuntu4 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://ro.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages

Edit2:

evince:
Installed: 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2
Candidate: 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2
Version table:
*** 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2 100
       100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    3.18.2-1ubuntu4 500
       500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
       500 http://ro.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 
 Packages

Tried: Enable xenial-updates repository:

4.1. launch Software & Updates

4.2. on Ubuntu Software tab make sure you have checked first four marks, in Download from drop-down list select Main server (for more predictable results)

4.3. on Updates tab make sure you have checked two marks (Important security updates (xenial-security), Recommended updates (xenial-updates) )

4.4. Press Close and confirm Reload of package lists.

Got following error:

E:The package evince needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

1 Answer 1

0
  1. The PPA your error mentioned has no packages for Ubuntu 16.04,

Please remove the PPA if you have installed packages from it with this command:

sudo ppa-purge ppa:skunk/pepper-flash

or remove it from your sources with:

sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:skunk/pepper-flash

Then run sudo apt-get update again to check everything is fixed.

  1. Please update your question with apt-cache policy evince to determine its origin.
  2. Clear APT cache and lists, then install evince again with:

    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install evince
    
  3. Enable xenial-updates repository:
    4.1. launch Software & Updates
    4.2. on Ubuntu Software tab make sure you have checked first four marks, in Download from drop-down list select Main server (for more predictable results) 4.3. on Updates tab make sure you have checked two marks (Important security updates (xenial-security), Recommended updates (xenial-updates) )
    4.4. Press Close and confirm Reload of package lists.

  4. Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list with sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list and place the contents of my file to it. You can comment your manually added repositories. Then start over.

  5. Install aptitude and try sudo apt-get install -f, sudo aptitude dist-upgrade -f and sudo aptitude reinstall -f evince.

11
  • It fixed all ign from update, but the problem with evince is still there
    – M.Simionov
    Dec 11, 2017 at 10:15
  • See no. 3 above.
    – N0rbert
    Dec 11, 2017 at 10:22
  • everything was good until upgrade, there still same error, when trying to install evince - same error.
    – M.Simionov
    Dec 11, 2017 at 10:25
  • Please update your apt-cache policy evince again in the question. It looks like you have disabled xenial-updates repository (it has 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3 now).
    – N0rbert
    Dec 11, 2017 at 10:29
  • 1
    I don`t really knw how, but I worked it out. I deleted manually some packages from Sofware & Updates-> Other software tab. in terminal sudo apt-get -f install worked. After upgrade problem disappeared. Thank you very much for help!
    – M.Simionov
    Dec 11, 2017 at 12:09

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .