Problems with apt-get update

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at
Sun Oct 16 15:17:19 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-16-10 at 23:58 +0900, Dave M G wrote:
> Ubuntu Users,
> 	1. Situation
> 	I've just recently installed Ubuntu, and I'd like to install a variety
> of multimedia and other applications.
> 	I read in another thread in this list that a place to get
> straightforward instructions on installing applications was here:

Have you looked at the Ubuntu wiki?  It contains all sort of user
documentation, done by the community for the community:

> 	2. Problems
> 	When trying to run the suggested commands, apt-get would return errors.
> I'm wondering if this is because the web page refers to Ubuntu version
> 5.04, and I think I have version 5.10.


>  404 Not Found
> Failed to fetch

backports are usually there to bring to older Ubuntu installations
applications found in the latest Ubuntu version (thus the name
"back-port").  Since you are running 5.10 already, you don't need the
backports, and they actually don't exist yet for Breezy since the next
version (Dapper) doesn't exist yet in the repositories.

Daniel Robitaille   
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