Currently running on Elementary OS 0.3.2 freya 64bit

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i ran sudo apt-get update and i found some broken packages

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W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/freya/partner/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/freya/partner/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/fsvh/pacifica-icon-theme/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/fsvh/pacifica-icon-theme/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/freya-getdeb/apps/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/freya-getdeb/games/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/freya-getdeb/apps/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/freya-getdeb/games/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

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

from the error lists, does that mean canonical, getdeb and pacifica icon are down or what? I've read some other posts and the solution seemed to be removing the ppa s, however i'm afraid that i won't get the updates after removing them.

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    Possible duplicate of Update error (sudo apt-get update) – shrestha_aj Jan 22 '16 at 22:39
  • do i just remove these ppa s? How do i get updates then if i remove them? – applepie Jan 22 '16 at 22:45
  • This is definitely not a duplicate of that. One of these is a dead PPA, the others are incorrect release versions. – Lewis Goddard Jan 30 '16 at 12:54

How did you add those repositories? They do not exist (you can check the links in your browser). And I highly doubt that canonical offers packages for freya ;)

Use the trusty packages for the canonical and getdeb repositories. The launchpad repository hasn't been updated since 2013 so it doesn't provide any trusty packages.

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  • how exactly do i do that? – applepie Jan 24 '16 at 15:50
  • Look in the file /etc/apt/sources.list and the directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d and replace any instances of freya with trusty – Lewis Goddard Jan 30 '16 at 12:53

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