Ubuntu – How to fix a “Failed to download package files” error


After I installed Ubuntu , I cannot update any software with the error message "failed to download package files". After having googled, I have tried:

  1. sudo apt-get update
  2. sudo apt-get upgrade
  3. changed to another sources

But I still got the same error message. And there is no problem with internet connection as i can connect to internet using Firefox in Ubuntu.

Any ideas?

Best Answer

Press Alt+F2 and type software-properties-gtk.

Change the download location to Main Server or another server close to the country you live in and try to sudo apt-get update again.

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