Overcoming Errors When Updating On Ubuntu. Ubuntu is the most widely used linux operating system compared to other Linux distributions. This is because Ubuntu is developed by a bona fide company and has great support from the community.
Apart from that, ubuntu is also a linux distro which is very diligent in releasing the latest version of its operating system and is also always up to date with developments to match the kind of operating system Windows which has many users.
If you are one of the many people who are interested in Ubuntu, then you must also be diligent about updating your operating system to maintain the security and stability of your operating system. However, when you are doing an update, maybe you will experience an error problem although not everyone will experience this kind of thing. In this article, I will give you a solution when you experience a failure while updating Ubuntu.
How to Fix Errors When Updating Ubuntu
One of the errors that often appear when performing the update command on Ubuntu and its variants is as follows:
W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric-date security/Release
W: Failed to fetch
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead
I myself have experienced repeated failures when updating, and error messages that often appear and are common in Ubuntu are as seen above. So it is necessary to write it down here as a reminder when this problem reappears and also as a problem-solving solution when you also experience the same thing as what I experienced.
The following below is a method that I often use to solve an error when updating Ubuntu. Please open your terminal and type the command line as below:
mv lists lists.old
mkdir -p lists/partial
Then you can try to update again by typing the following command:
The method above does not always work, because sometimes the error message can appear with different problems. Even so, it doesn’t hurt to try the above method first before looking for other solutions, because who knows the method above can also solve the same thing when an error occurs when updating Ubuntu.
And that’s my simple way of overcoming errors when updating ubuntu, hopefully this article was useful and resolves your problem. Good luck 🙂