Upgrading pidgin on HP Mini MIE

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Sun Sep 6 20:44:19 EDT 2009

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 6:55 AM, HOWARD
CUNNINGHAM<hlcunningham at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> I am a newbie to Ubuntu updating.
> I have pidgin 2.4.3 and cannot connect to Yahoo messenger. On your web site
> you provided some instructions on running apt-key and generating
> pidgin-ppa.list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pidgin-ppa.lst. I followed those
> instructions and generated the following file:
> deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu   None main
> When I run the update manager I get:
> Failed to fetch
> http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu/dists/None/main/binary-lpia/Packages.gz
> 404 Not Found
> Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones
> used instead.
> My guess is that my file is invalid. On another thread I saw a user who did
> a manual change from 'None' to 'hardy'. That also did not work.
> Can you help me?
> Thanks in advance,
> Howard Cunningham

Yes, I think "None" is not a valid distribution.  Do you know what
version of Ubuntu you're using?  I think our PPA only supports 8.04.2
LTS (Hardy Heron), 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) and 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope).
Try replace "None" in your /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pidgin-ppa.lst with
one of hardy, intrepid or jaunty.


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