Can't install Gparted

Trying to install GParted gives error messages that show that the repository does not exist. Tracing by IP and name gives the same result.

E: Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gparted/gparted-common_1.2.0-1ubuntu2_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 202.158.214.106 80]

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I can install gparted with the following commands into a current version of Lubuntu

sudo apt update
sudo apt install gparted

Maybe your problem is/was only temporary because of a problem with the server. Maybe you forgot to run sudo apt update.

Which version of Lubuntu are you running? The new point release 22.04.1 LTS has gparted version 1.3.1, and your error output indicates 1.2.0.

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You didn’t provide release details, but I’m betting your release isn’t a supported release which is your problem.

A query on versions available does not show that version available, either the standard or ESM support releases ie.

guiverc@d960-ubu2:~$   rmadison gparted
 gparted | 0.18.0-1        | trusty         | source, amd64, arm64, armhf, i386, powerpc, ppc64el
 gparted | 0.25.0-1        | xenial         | source, amd64, arm64, armhf, i386, powerpc, ppc64el, s390x
 gparted | 0.30.0-3ubuntu1 | bionic         | source, amd64, arm64, armhf, i386, ppc64el, s390x
 gparted | 0.30.0-3ubuntu2 | bionic-updates | source, amd64, arm64, armhf, i386, ppc64el, s390x
 gparted | 1.0.0-0.1build1 | focal          | source, amd64, arm64, armhf, ppc64el, riscv64, s390x
 gparted | 1.3.1-1ubuntu1  | jammy          | source, amd64, arm64, armhf, ppc64el, riscv64, s390x
 gparted | 1.3.1-1ubuntu1  | kinetic        | source, amd64, arm64, armhf, ppc64el, riscv64, s390x

Your issue is your release is unsupported, what are you using? is it impish or 21.10?

impish (21.10) (gnome): GNOME partition editor
1.2.0-1ubuntu2: amd64 arm64 armhf ppc64el s390x

To upgrade, refer https://manual.lubuntu.me/stable/D/upgrading.html

but given you’re now late, you may also need to change your mirror so it uses the old-releases archive, and remove any country codes, as documented here - EOLUpgrades - Community Help Wiki

(how many extra hoops you need to jump thru will depend where you are in the world, what mirror if any you’re using etc. as mirrors can drop an EOL release anytime after it has reached EOL, so it maybe gone already for you, or parts still remain)

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Yes I’m using 21.10 (Impish). Everything I can find tells me it is still supported but the repository is missing.

I have upgraded to 22.04 and all is well.

Thanks for the confirmation.

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The EOL was your issue. On this site the notice is here (warning posted 1-June-2022, wording slightly altered though post-EOL on 16-July-2022)

Lubuntu’s official blog notice is here

A Ubuntu warning notice of EOL (~six weeks before EOL) can be seen here - Ubuntu Fridge | Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) reaches End of Life on July 14 2022
with an EOL notice here - Ubuntu Fridge | Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) End of Life reached on July 14 2022 though that’s only a single example, posted by Ubuntu News which propagates to a number of sites, itself a formatted copy of the ML notice.

A quick way to calculate the EOL of a release is

(1) when is it released; in this case it’s 19.10 meaning the 2019-October release.
(2) it’s not an LTS release as it’s not the first release of an even year, thus it’s support is 9 months. For LTS releases it’s 3 years if a flavor like Lubuntu, or 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop/Server/Core/Cloud.

2019 October + 9 months = 2017 July for EOL.

Even without remembering (or looking up the release notes to get day of month), as releases are usually the 2nd, or 3rd Thursday of the month, so looking at a calendar without knowing, would mean you’d guess the 14th (2nd Thurs of July 2022) or 21st of July 2022 (3rd Thurs) for EOL/end-of-life. This quick calculation is usually at most a week out (ie. if you guessed 3rd Thursday you were a week off. Also note if there are 5 Thursdays in that month the release may also be the 4th)… The year.month format of releases makes it pretty easy.

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Thanks for the tutorial. VERY much appreciated.

I have upgraded to 22.04 and all is well.

Be well.

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