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Looks like not all the files on my repositories any more as you see below.

Failed to fetch http://update.onlinehome-server.info/ubuntu/pool/main/libs/libsndfile/libsndfile1_1.0.21-2ubuntu0.10.04.1_amd64.deb  404  Not Found
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

Just wondering whats the best ones to add that are safe and will not break my web server? I'm guessing I add them to bottom of the sources.list


would it be fine to add to get it to work?

###### Ubuntu Main Repos
deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted 
deb-src http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted 

###### Ubuntu Update Repos
deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security main restricted 
deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted 
deb-src http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security main restricted 
deb-src http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted 
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A stupid question: did you run sudo apt-get update before trying to install something? –  Janne Pikkarainen Jul 26 '11 at 11:28

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Typically, if individual packages are giving 404s, your Packages lists are out of date and you need to run apt-get update to refresh them.

If that isn't the case, then the repo you're using has probably gone away or is otherwise badly mismanaged. In general, I only have two sorts of repos in my sources.list:

  • The ones for the distribution and release I'm using (regular and security updates); and
  • A local repo containing rebuilds and backports of packages for which I'm running updated or locally-modified versions, which I've built myself.

Random repositories create far too much risk to be a professionally prudent option.

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I've done a apt-get update and still the same error –  Grimlockz Jul 26 '11 at 11:56
Oh well, the repo's probably gone to god. Why are you using such a random crackpot repo anyway? –  womble Jul 26 '11 at 12:01
god knows... I'm just a little lost on the best way to add new ways to the list for the right version of ubuntu. What are the best to add for a live production server? Cheers –  Grimlockz Jul 26 '11 at 12:07
would it be fine to add ###### Ubuntu Main Repos deb uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid main restricted deb-src uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid main restricted ###### Ubuntu Update Repos deb uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security main restricted deb uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-updates main restricted deb-src uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-security main restricted deb-src uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-updates main restricted –  Grimlockz Jul 26 '11 at 13:57
"god knows"? Bugger that, you should know, you're the admin. The best to add for a live production server are those I listed in my answer. –  womble Jul 26 '11 at 22:07

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