Problems installing API on Ubuntu

I am trying to install on Ubuntu 16.04.02 LTS following the directions on the web page – which seem simple enough!

during the apt-get update there were a few errors, which look pertinent:

Err:17 http://ppa.launchpad.net/cassou/emacs/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages

404 Not Found

Ign:18 http://ppa.launchpad.net/cassou/emacs/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages

Ign:19 http://ppa.launchpad.net/cassou/emacs/ubuntu xenial/main all Packages

Ign:20 http://ppa.launchpad.net/cassou/emacs/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en_US

Ign:21 http://ppa.launchpad.net/cassou/emacs/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en

Err:22 http://ppa.launchpad.net/openkim/openkim/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages

404 Not Found

Ign:23 http://ppa.launchpad.net/openkim/openkim/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages

Ign:24 http://ppa.launchpad.net/openkim/openkim/ubuntu xenial/main all Packages

Ign:25 http://ppa.launchpad.net/openkim/openkim/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en_US

Ign:26 http://ppa.launchpad.net/openkim/openkim/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en

Fetched 3,177 kB in 6s (513 kB/s)

Reading package lists… Done

W: The repository ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/cassou/emacs/ubuntu xenial Release’ does not have a Release file.

N: Data from such a repository can’t be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.

N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

W: The repository ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/openkim/openkim/ubuntu xenial Release’ does not have a Release file.

N: Data from such a repository can’t be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.

N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/cassou/emacs/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/openkim/openkim/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

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

The subsequent install failed:

[email protected]:~/work$ sudo apt-get install kim-api

Reading package lists… Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information… Done

E: Unable to locate package kim-api

Any suggestions?

Paul

Hi Paul,

Sorry for the trouble. The short answer to your problem is that we do not currently have Xenial binaries available. We have Trusty and Vivid, but have not yet been able to create the Xenial binaries.

If you can use a Trusty machine instead, that should work for you.

We'll work on getting the Xenial files up, but with the start of the fall semester here in Minnesota, it may take some time.

Cheers,

Ryan

Thanks Ryan

I have found my way around the problem with a virtual machine, so I can do what I want for the time being.

Thanks!

Paul