Problems with apt-get update

Posted May 5, 2015 13.7k views
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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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Have you edited the host files or even used iredmail?

I’m having the same issue, is this resolved?

I am having this problem as well. Has anyone been able to resolve it?

  • Response of my ticket:

    Hi there,

    I completely understand your concern here, and I’d like to help as much as possible. I’m sorry to hear of this odd issue. Please try issuing these commands:
    apt-get clean
    apt-get update

    If those don’t work, please try running this command and try updating again:
    rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/*

    If that doesn’t work, please try this command:
    rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*

    Then follow-up with a final:
    apt-get update

    I hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

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.

by Josh Barnett
Ubuntu has two types of releases: standard, which are released every six months, and Long Term Support (or "LTS"), which are released every two years. In this guide, we will go over how to safely upgrade an Ubuntu 12.04 server to 14.04, taking care to preserve our existing configuration.

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 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.