[clug] Can't install packages

Neill Cox neill at ace-hosting.com.au
Sun Sep 20 04:23:32 UTC 2015

On Sun, Sep 20, 2015 at 2:06 PM, Bryan Kilgallin <bryan at netspeed.com.au>

> Thanks, Neill:
> A good first step in troubleshooting these sorts of problems is to search
>> for the error message you are receiving.
> I tried to install the gufw firewall front-end. Then I checked the Details
> of the resulting error. Here is the first of a long list of similar-looking
> errors!
> {W:Failed to fetch
> http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources
> 404  Not Found}

Perhaps there is a problem with the au mirrors? Try archive.ubuntu.com
instead of au.archive.ubuntu.com

> You might start there and if the results don't help you then ask a
>> question on this list.
> Is Precise was no longer supported? I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
>From https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS:

A new LTS version is released every 2 years. In previous releases, a Long
> Term Support (LTS) version had 3 years support on Ubuntu (Desktop) and 5
> years on Ubuntu Server. Starting with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, both versions will
> receive 5 years support. There is no extra fee for the LTS version; we make
> our very best work available to everyone on the same free terms. Upgrades
> to new versions of Ubuntu are and always will be free of charge.

 So 12.04 should still be supported.

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Neill Cox
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