Problem installing DIA drawing tool

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Sun Dec 21 10:20:55 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-12-21 at 13:19 +0530, saurabh khanvilkar wrote:
> Hello,
> While trying to install dia, I am facing the following error. Please
> help if anyone knows the solution.
> After unpacking 3731kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
> WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
>   dia-common dia-libs dia
> Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
> Err feisty/main dia-common
> 0.96.1-0ubuntu1
>   404 Not Found [IP: 80]
> [...]

You are still using Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty) which has reached the end of
its 18 months support cycle in October 2008. 

You should upgrade to a later release, because 7.04 does not receive
security updates anymore.
The error you see appears because after a distribution release reaches
its end of life, it has to be removed from the mirrors to save space
(it's nearly 1 TB). 

Such old releases are then only available at
You should follow the upgrade instructions at

Your only upgrade path is to 7.10 (Gutsy) which will receive support
until April 2009. From 7.10 you can upgrade to 8.04 LTS, which will be
supported until April 2011 (it is a long-term release).
Instructions are here:

It might be simpler and faster to simply backup all your data and
install 8.04 LTS right away.

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