Friday, April 24, 2009

fix broken ubuntu gutsy apt-get sources.list

I couldn't find any docs about what to do with my broken gutsy install now that the apt repositories have all stopped carrying gutsy. "Drop what you're doing and reinstall with hardy" is not an okay answer this afternoon. So here's the solution.

Obsolete releases get moved to old-releases.ubuntu.com, so here's my working /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-updates main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted universe multiverse

Use with caution of course.

39 comments:

Pirandelliano said...

thanks!

Ben said...

Thank you!

Ed said...

Thanks, that did the trick!

Michael said...

Thanks a lot, man! I'm curious a bit why that information was't posted on Ubuntu site :)

Krellan said...

Nice! Thanks. As others have said, I'm surprised this fix wasn't posted elsewhere by now.

Bernard said...

Lifesaver.

francois.gombault@BROKEN.ADDRESS.gmail.com said...

lifesaver indeed !

marstechie said...

thanks :)

Aaron said...

Very much appreciated. Lifesaver is right.

Mario said...

thank you very much.

nicholasjon said...

Awesome. Lifesaving.

Michael said...

Thanks also!

Anonymous said...

wow it worked! thanks.!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks

Chad Ferge said...

AWESOME! Just what I needed. Thanks!

John said...

Thank you very much! This was a great help!

Theodoros said...

thanx, you saved our project
at a very critical point ...

Tony said...

I can't remember when 1 post helped so many people. Ubuntu dropped the ball on this subject completely.
This should have never been such a
mystery.

Thanks

r said...

Yet another thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just trying to update the kidputer - another thanks!

Anonymous said...

thanks!

bruno said...

thank you! this is a critical piece of information. thank you so much

Rob said...

Thanks! Incredibly helpful bit of info for the last few hours before a holiday.

Anonymous said...

Muchisimas Gracias!!!!

Florian said...

Thanks. I think I should upgrade this customers server.
Now I know why to choose LTS (.04-Releases).

(I knowed before, but ignored it on that server for any reason ;-))

Pedro Pinto said...

Another "thank you" for the list. Lifesaver.

Anonymous said...

thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you - one of the best blog entries I ever read. No story, just the quick solution.

Thanks a lot!

vanderkerkoff said...

well played, this was doing my head in

stocks said...

Thanks dude, this helped me upgrade a box i would have otherwise had to crack open and temporarily install a CDROM drive.

cheers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for the post.. really helped me this information...

-dcf/

Anonymous said...

Good show! This was a problem for a production webserver with all kinds of addons (Joomla...). As you said, starting from scratch wasn't an option.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. It made my 5 year old computer new again!

Anonymous said...

thx, cool post ;-)

Anonymous said...

Sweet! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great!!!! Thank you n.n I really needed a solution without leaving the gutsy.

SinFulNard said...

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

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