Problems with apt-get update

sudo apt-get update

Ign utopic-security InRelease Hit utopic-security Release.gpg Hit utopic-security Release Hit utopic-security/main Sources Hit utopic-security/universe Sources Hit utopic-security/main amd64 Packages Hit utopic-security/universe amd64 Packages Hit utopic-security/main i386 Packages Hit utopic-security/universe i386 Packages Hit utopic-security/main Translation-en Hit utopic-security/universe Translation-en Ign utopic InRelease Ign utopic-updates InRelease Hit utopic Release.gpg Hit utopic-updates Release.gpg Hit utopic Release Hit utopic-updates Release Hit utopic/main Sources Hit utopic/universe Sources Hit utopic/main amd64 Packages Hit utopic/universe amd64 Packages Hit utopic/main i386 Packages Hit utopic/universe i386 Packages Hit utopic/main Translation-en Get:1 utopic/universe Translation-en [4,264 kB] Get:2 utopic-updates/main Sources [93.0 kB] Get:3 utopic-updates/universe Sources [26.4 kB] Get:4 utopic-updates/main amd64 Packages [258 kB ] Get:5 utopic-updates/main Translation-en [120 kB] Get:6 utopic-updates/universe Translation-en [56.7 kB] Get:7 utopic-updates/universe amd64 Packages [130 kB] Err utopic-updates/universe i386 Packages

Err utopic-updates/universe i386 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 80] Err utopic-updates/main i386 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 80] Fetched 4,691 kB in 2min 6s (37.1 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found [IP: 80]

W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found [IP: 80]

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

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The issue with me was that my disk space was full. I cleaned up the huge error log files, did “sudo apt-get update”, and everything was fine.

This happened for me on an old / no-longer-supported version of Ubuntu. We’re now upgrading that server to a recent version of Ubuntu.

The problem ended up being that my droplet was using Ubuntu saucy, and apparently there are no packages/updates on the mirrors for that version. To resolve the issue, I followed to upgrade the droplet to a newer version. That worked.