Ubuntu Tip
24 August 2009

Here's a tip I learned today while maintaining an old Feisty Fawn Ubuntu server. If you run apt-get install [anything] you will get a bunch of 404 "file not found" errors. This is because the repository is no longer being maintained. To avoid having to upgrade to get your repositories working again, you can make a small change to your sources.list file.

Edit /etc/apt/source.list and replace all "archive.releases.ubuntu.com" with "old-releases.ubuntu.com"

Run sudo apt-get update and you should be ready to roll!