Failed to fetch PPA 404 Not Found


#1

Hi everyone,

I am having a weird error, I am not able to install letsencrypt via apt-get.

I am taking the following steps;

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
$ sudo apt-get update
....

But am receiving the following error;

Err http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Sources
  404  Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages
  404  Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main i386 Packages
  404  Not Found
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/certbot/certbot/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/certbot/certbot/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/certbot/certbot/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Did this same issue occur to anyone else? thanks in advanced for any reply.


#2

You seem to be running an unsupported version of Ubuntu Linux (12.4).
What is the output of the command lsb_release -a?


#4

I do receive the following;

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
Release:	12.04
Codename:	precise

#5

As @bytecamp already wrote, ppa:certbot/certbot isn’t published for Ubuntu 12.04.5.
I guess you have 2 options here: Upgrade your server, or use a different client. I recommend both.
Or maybe there is a different way to install certbot… Maybe this page helps: Certbot - Unspecified Webserver on Ubuntu (other)


#6

Solved the issue, cloned the git repository, and installed it directly. Thanks for the feedback though!


#7

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