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For some reason, apt-get upgrade isn't working today. This is what I see when I try to upgrade :

root@localhost:~# apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  chromium-browser chromium-browser-l10n chromium-codecs-ffmpeg gir1.2-gtk-3.0 libgail-3-0 libgtk-3-0 libgtk-3-bin libgtk-3-common librsvg2-2 librsvg2-common oracle-java7-installer tzdata update-manager
14 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,117 kB/47.5 MB of archives.
After this operation, 5,877 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
  oracle-java7-installer tzdata update-manager-core update-manager
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
Get:1 precise-security/main libgtk-3-common all 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.7 [145 kB]
Err precise-security/main librsvg2-common amd64 2.36.1-0ubuntu1.1
  403  AuthorizedOnly [IP: 80]
Err precise-security/main librsvg2-2 amd64 2.36.1-0ubuntu1.1
  403  AuthorizedOnly [IP: 80]
Err precise-security/main gir1.2-gtk-3.0 amd64 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.7
  403  AuthorizedOnly [IP: 80]
Get:2 precise-updates/main update-manager all 1: [611 kB]
Fetched 756 kB in 2s (358 kB/s)         
Failed to fetch  403  AuthorizedOnly [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch  403  AuthorizedOnly [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch  403  AuthorizedOnly [IP: 80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

Any idea what went wrong or how to fix it?

Thanks for taking a look!

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Have you tried apt-get update before the upgrade ? – krisFR Mar 18 '14 at 18:40
Okay, looks like I should have just followed directions to begin with. I ran : apt-get upgrade --fix-missing . It executed without issue. I rand apt-get upgrade a couple more times until there was nothing left to update. However, when I run apt-get update, I still get 403 "Failed to fetch" errors when trying to contact . Any idea what's going on here? – sangfroid Mar 18 '14 at 18:50
What happens if you manually try to grab one of those packages? Are you behind any sort of weird firewall or similar? – devicenull Mar 19 '14 at 2:41

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