{LINUX] Update warnings


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I have a problem with updatin my sysytem (LINUX MINT 14 MATE ED.).

This is just a sample of the output:

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/elegant-gnome/ppa/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/elegant-gnome/ppa/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
I checked my version against the corresponding ubuntu version and it is Quantal. I am unsure how to fix this issue and update the sofwre sources (is this required?).

On the web, it says Mint 14 will be supported until Jan. 2014 --

Any help/tips would be great.

I don't think you have anything to worry about. The 404 error just means that the PPA repository doesn't exist at that address for whatever reason (in your case there are no versions for 12.10). You could probably just remove the offending PPAs from your software sources.
Sorry, are you asking if updates will no longer be available for Nadia/Quantal in general? If you are then the answer is updates will be available in the respective official Mint/Ubuntu repos until the announced end of life. The repos cited above though are third party repos so how long they're supported is up to the individual maintainers.

In the terminal type 'sudo apt-get update' and so long as you can see 'Hit' on the official repositories you don't have a problem.


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This happens sometimes. It could be a connection problem on your end or it could be on their end. If you wait a while it might just go away on its own.

Have you ever tried to connect to a website and you couldn't? You could connect to other websites but the one you want to go to seems down? That same thing can happen to repositories.


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Thanks for checking back in Dason.

The short answer is no.

The ubuntu forum seems to suggest I upgrade the version, but given that my desktop is configured to almost perfection, I am relutant to do this just yet.

I was thinking of going back to Mint 13 since its the only LTR with mint right now.

So, I figured I'd wait until and see how 16 and 17 pan out. Its not really uyrgent I guess, just frustrating. The other option I have is to completley bit the bullet and move to 100% arch. I LOVE that it is a rolling release!