Sphinx error 403 on Ubuntu

Hello, I’m having trouble installing Sphinx on Ubuntu 17.10.
When I type $sudo apt-get update on terminal I get the following error: :sweat:
Err:4 http://plf.parrot.com/sphinx/binary artful/ InRelease
403 Forbidden [IP: 80]

What should I do to solve this?


PS: I’ve tried this but with no success


Have you tried editing your /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sphinx.list file to modify this line:

deb http://plf.parrot.com/sphinx/binary artful/


deb http://plf.parrot.com/sphinx/binary xenial/

Then, you should execute:

$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 508B1AE5
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install parrot-sphinx

Yes I’ve tried this and I get the same error, despite now it’s saying:
Err:4 http://plf.parrot.com/sphinx/binary xenial/ InRelease
403 Forbidden [IP: 80]

Sphinx is not compatible with ubuntu 17.10. Please take a look at the system requirements:

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Thanks, I haven’t realized. I’ll try with Ubuntu 16.04

Going to Ubuntu 16.04 worked. Thank you!

I had the same problem due to the fact I have disco ubuntu. By manually editing the sphinx.list to the latest supported ubuntu (bionic), the problem went away.