Medibuntu is no more

Running a regular system update recently produced the error message:

 “Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/
  dists/precise/free/binary-amd64/Packages
  404 Not Found”

Initially, I thought that this was a transient glitch with a repository being off line or some such issue; however, the problem re-occurred on the following day.

A little research determined that the medibuntu repository has essentially been abandoned and is off-line. So, in order to avoid the error, it is necessary to remove the repository from Software Sources.

This is easily achieved by navigating to: System – Preferences – Software Sources – Other Software. Highlight the entry for “http://packages.medibuntu.org/precise”, press the Remove button, and provide the root password to authenticate and complete the request.

References:

Ubuntu 12.04 – Medibuntu update error
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2167089

Failed to download repository information in update manager
http://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=11595

The Medibuntu project comes to an end
https://launchpad.net/medibuntu/+announcement/11951

medibuntu – The Medibuntu Project has come to an end
http://www.medibuntu.org/

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