Problem Downloading packages for Ubuntu 6.06

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Sep 8 20:40:11 UTC 2006

Holmes Banda wrote:
> Having removed wine as suggested, I still cannot download the
> packages.This is what I am getting:
> "The repository might be no longer available or could not be contacted
> because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed
> index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your
> network connection and the correct writing of the repository address in
> the preferences."
> What else do I need to do?
> Regards.
> Holmes

Make sure that you have the "universe" repository turned on.
Check your /etc/apt/sources.list has the following in it:

deb dapper-security universe
deb-src dapper-security universe

If you look at:
you'll see this at the top of the page:
  Package: wine (0.9.9-0ubuntu2) [universe]
The [universe]bit in red means that it the repository.

Make sure that there are no references in
the file. Then:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine

Note: I installed the version previously
but encountered problems with it. I uninstalled, then fell back to the
one above (0.9.9-0ubuntu2) and everything is working fine since.

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