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don't see what's going on with apt

Dave Stevens
I'm trying to use Linux Mint 14 as a virtualbox VM. It installs and  
runs ok. With some exceptions. I wanted to run traceroute and got a  
suggestion about installing it first. Then it wasn't found. So I ran  
update and got a lot of errors like those below. I tried to run  
--fix-missing and got more another error, apparently telling me that  
--fix-missing isn't an option. Details follow, advice welcome.

Dave

--------------- details -----------

<lots like this>

Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/universe traceroute i386  
1:2.0.18-3
   404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80]
Failed to fetch  
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/t/traceroute/traceroute_2.0.18-3_i386.deb 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14  
80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, try running apt-get update or  
apt-get --fix-missing.
dave-VirtualBox ~ # apt-get --fix-missing
apt 0.9.7.5ubuntu5 for i386 compiled on Oct 16 2012 10:57:13
Usage: apt-get [options] command
        apt-get [options] install|remove pkg1 [pkg2 ...]
        apt-get [options] source pkg1 [pkg2 ...]

apt-get is a simple command line interface for downloading and
installing packages. The most frequently used commands are update
and install.

Commands:
    update - Retrieve new lists of packages
    upgrade - Perform an upgrade
    install - Install new packages (pkg is libc6 not libc6.deb)
    remove - Remove packages
    autoremove - Remove automatically all unused packages
    purge - Remove packages and config files
    source - Download source archives
    build-dep - Configure build-dependencies for source packages
    dist-upgrade - Distribution upgrade, see apt-get(8)
    dselect-upgrade - Follow dselect selections
    clean - Erase downloaded archive files
    autoclean - Erase old downloaded archive files
    check - Verify that there are no broken dependencies
    changelog - Download and display the changelog for the given package
    download - Download the binary package into the current directory

Options:
   -h  This help text.
   -q  Loggable output - no progress indicator
   -qq No output except for errors
   -d  Download only - do NOT install or unpack archives
   -s  No-act. Perform ordering simulation
   -y  Assume Yes to all queries and do not prompt
   -f  Attempt to correct a system with broken dependencies in place
   -m  Attempt to continue if archives are unlocatable
   -u  Show a list of upgraded packages as well
   -b  Build the source package after fetching it
   -V  Show verbose version numbers
   -c=? Read this configuration file
   -o=? Set an arbitrary configuration option, eg -o dir::cache=/tmp
See the apt-get(8), sources.list(5) and apt.conf(5) manual
pages for more information and options.
                        This APT has Super Cow Powers.
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Re: don't see what's going on with apt

Niles Rogoff
The command you're looking for is `apt-get --fix-missing install', but it shouldn't be necessary. Try `apt-get update' and then try to install traceroute again. You can also search for packages that may provide traceroute with `apt-cache search traceroute'

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Re: don't see what's going on with apt

Karl Auer
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On Thu, 2014-11-06 at 14:35 -0800, Dave Stevens wrote:
> I'm trying to use Linux Mint 14 as a virtualbox VM. It installs and  
> runs ok. With some exceptions. I wanted to run traceroute and got a  
> suggestion about installing it first. Then it wasn't found. So I ran  
> update and got a lot of errors like those below. I tried to run  
> --fix-missing and got more another error, apparently telling me that  
> --fix-missing isn't an option. Details follow, advice welcome.

Always run "apt-get update" if mysterious things start happening. in
fact, always run it first. It updates the source lists, so that apt-get
can find stuff in the right locations. That will probably deal with the
404 error you saw.

"--fix-missing" is not an apt-get command, as you found out. You could
try "apt-get install -f" instead.

Regards, K.

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Re: don't see what's going on with apt

Dave Stevens
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Quoting Niles Rogoff <[hidden email]>:

> The command you're looking for is `apt-get --fix-missing install', but it
> shouldn't be necessary. Try `apt-get update' and then try to install
> traceroute again. You can also search for packages that may provide
> traceroute with `apt-cache search traceroute'
>


the initial error listed just below ---- details ---

is the last of maybe 50 or so errors generated by running update.  
Thanks for the correction on --fix-missing, I'll try that.

Dave



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Re: don't see what's going on with apt

Florian Diesch
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Am Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:35:47 -0800
schrieb Dave Stevens <[hidden email]>:

> I'm trying to use Linux Mint 14 as a virtualbox VM. It installs and
[...]
> Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/universe traceroute
> i386 1:2.0.18-3 404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80]
> Failed to fetch

Mint 14 (and Ubuntu 12.10) reached end of live on 2014-04-30.
Use a more recent version.

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