Could not resolve


When I try to run apt-get update or anything else I get this error Could not resolve

I cannot do anything with my droplet.

Do you know what the problem might be?

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I have the same issue, and I will love not to rebuild my droplet


The DigitalOcean mirrors are resolving correctly for me. You wrote above. Is that just a typo in your question or is that what’s actually on your system? It should be Make sure your sources are correct:

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Changing file permissions on resolv.conf fixed it for me on a newly restored droplet with Debian 10.

chown root:root /etc/resolv.conf
chmod 644 /etc/resolv.conf