[SOLVED] sudo apt-get update is not working

When I try to run "sudo apt-get update" on my ubuntu 10.10 , it gives a lot of 404, this is because the link in etc/apt/sources.list has dead and not working anymore since april 2012, to solve this:

1. Open terminal
2. cd /etc/apt
3. sudo gedit sources.list
4. Erase all inside, and write/ replace with this

## EOL upgrade sources.list
# Required
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security main restricted universe multiverse

# Optional
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports main restricted universe multiverse
#deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

5. Save, done

Now you can run "sudo apt-get update".
12 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    thanks a ton
    it works :)

    BR
    karan from mumbai




  2. Anonymous Says:

    Ubuntu still failed to fetch from maverick-backports and maverick-proposed. I added your optional codes but it still didn't work for me. How should I solve it? Thank you.


  3. really?maybe u should try to look another source :p


  4. Anonymous Says:

    I face the same problem , it didn't work for me ....what can I do? thanks


  5. ilnur Says:

    thanks a lot. Helped for my virtual machine ubuntu




  6. Anonymous Says:

    it worked. thanks man.


  7. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks alot it worked man...


  8. Anonymous Says:

    thanks a lot


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