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attunezero

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Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« on: November 06, 2010, 03:22:07 pm »
Tried to install off of the latest snapshot (23388) and the installer fails due to missing packages in the old-releases ubuntu archive. I installed kubuntu as normal from the dvd and updated my sources.list to point to old-releases.ubuntu.com (instead of archive.ubuntu.com or security.ubuntu.com). It seems that many .deb files are missing from the old-releases mirror as even installing basic packages like emacs results in a 404 error when trying to download the package file.

The relevant installer output is as follows

Code: newbielink:javascript:void(0); [nonactive]
Get:1 http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse sun-java6-jre 6-14-0ubuntu1.8.10 [6421kB]
Err http://old-releases.ubuntu.com intrepid-updates/multiverse sun-java6-bin 6-14-0ubuntu1.8.10          
  404 Not Found                                                                                          
Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/s/sun-java6/sun-java6-bin_6-14-0ubuntu1.8.10_i386.deb  404 Not Found
Fetched 6421kB in 14s (444kB/s)                                                                                                          
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?                                                    
An error (Exit code 100) occured during the last action                                                                                  
pluto-dcerouter                                                                                                                          
Running post-install.sh                                                                                                                  
post-install.sh: line 2: /usr/pluto/bin/nvidia-install.sh: No such file or directory                        

Not really sure what to do about this. Are there any alternative 8.10 mirrors that might be complete?
Attached are my sources.list and (truncated) install output
« Last Edit: November 06, 2010, 03:23:53 pm by attunezero »

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 05:10:08 pm »
I had the same issue recently for libtcltk-ruby1.8 (http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=10903.0). I determined that universe for both intrepid-updates and intrepid-security referenced a non-existent file. My work around was to remove universe from both lines in /etc/apt/sources.list and then do the install at which point an older version of the libtcltk-ruby1.8 package was successfully installed.

I posted a message on ubuntu forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1614965) looking for information on how to resolve the issue.

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 12:09:48 am »
Changed archive.ubuntu.com to old-releases.ubuntu.com and commented out entries for universe, multiverse and security. This allowed me to install successfully, but some packages (like emacs) still don't install and plugging in my GC100 results in a popup during the pnp configuration stating "failed to install socat"... I'm guessing that this is probably because I no longer have universe/multiverse but I am not sure what logfile to look in to confirm.

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 02:55:54 am »
 /var/log/pluto/ConfirmDependencies.log may be able to help you.

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 05:58:04 pm »
Could you post your new sources.list file that worked.  coming from a new install i basically can't get anything.

Changed archive.ubuntu.com to old-releases.ubuntu.com and commented out entries for universe, multiverse and security. This allowed me to install successfully, but some packages (like emacs) still don't install and plugging in my GC100 results in a popup during the pnp configuration stating "failed to install socat"... I'm guessing that this is probably because I no longer have universe/multiverse but I am not sure what logfile to look in to confirm.

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 12:48:41 am »
Could you post your new sources.list file that worked.  coming from a new install i basically can't get anything.

Unfortunately the sources.list that I used to install has been written over. To get the installer to work I modified my sources.list and changed all references from "us.archive.ubuntu.com" into "old-releases.ubuntu.com". I then commented out all of the lines containing "universe", "multiverse" or "security".


/var/log/pluto/ConfirmDependencies.log may be able to help you.

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I got the gc100 to install correctly including socat by re-adding a reference to old-releases.ubuntu.com universe. ConfirmDependencies.log only said "01 Error processing package socat" -- is there a way to turn up the logging verbosity globally to help debug?

Also -- My sources.list that I used to install appears to have been written over. Along with this, another reference has been added to archive.ubuntu.com which results in a 404. I believe the ConfirmDependencies program does this ( newbielink:http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Confirmdependencies [nonactive]) but I have not had time to dive into the code to verify where the old references are coming from.

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 01:03:03 am »
The old references are indeed being added by ConfirmDependecies... It relies on information from the Package* tables in the pluto_main database to know where to source all the packages from and automatically add the repository locations if they are not in the sources.list.  It's a great system, until the repository moves en mass.  To fix this it would have to be updated for all packages in the database that are sourced from intrepid.  It's more or less a search and replace on a few select fields in the database and then a massive sqlCVS update to apply the changes.  I'm not sure that this is likely to happen.  Any references to 20dev_ubuntu in sources.list are also being added by ConfirmDependencies based on repository information in the database.

This is all normal behaviour but the database is populated with incorrect data at this point.

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 03:41:14 pm »
It sounds like you guys have a pretty good picture about whats wrong. It seems like the ticket http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/887 misses some of the info above?

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2010, 11:31:20 pm »
No the ticket does not mention any of this, nor does it mention makedvd (the creation script for the dvd installer) and Diskless_CreateTBZ, both of which will be affected in some way.

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2010, 12:17:14 pm »
My posting to http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1614965 seems to fallen on deaf ears so I tried another approach by posting a defect against the apt package (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/673446).

The package data on old-releases.ubuntu.com is inconsistent with the files on the server and needs to be rectified.

I'll let you know if any progress is made.

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2010, 03:29:19 am »
I've been searching and you maybe able to use these until it's fixed:

deb http://fastspeedtest.net/mirrors/ubuntu/ intrepid  main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://fastspeedtest.net/mirrors/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates  main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://fastspeedtest.net/mirrors/ubuntu/ intrepid-security  main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ubuntu.k-net.ru/ubuntu/ intrepid-backports  main restricted universe multiverse

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2010, 06:57:56 am »
Thx  That worked for me.  Everything including mythtv installed without a failure.

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2010, 08:40:14 am »
Could somebody please come with a "cookbook" for installing latest snapshot (23388, 23426 or 23431)?

I have tried all, updated the sources list - but haven't manage even seeing the A/V wizard!

The install process differs quite a lot from 23388 to 23431 - so info on which order to do which steps in which snapshot to get the best result would be much appreciated.

Am not a total noob (be working with CentOS/Red Hat for 10+ years. And even at some point (probably 0710) tested LMCE...


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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2010, 09:29:12 am »
Are these the only repositories you used in your sources.list file?

Thanks

Kilo ???

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 end of life breaks installer
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2010, 12:26:27 pm »
GREAT THANKS to dextaslab for locating a remaining Repo.

Would be nice if the developers could switch to the lates version with LTS.

(With a three year waiting period for every next "stable" Debian de-facto has also proven to be a  release, but I guess that 's a closed discussion)