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Problems with apt-get update

sudo apt-get update

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

Err http://mirrors.digitalocean.com utopic-updates/universe i386 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 192.241.164.26 80] Err http://mirrors.digitalocean.com utopic-updates/main i386 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 192.241.164.26 80] Fetched 4,691 kB in 2min 6s (37.1 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-updates/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 192.241.164.26 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu/dists/utopic-updates/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 192.241.164.26 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 https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-upgrade-ubuntu-12-04-lts-to-ubuntu-14-04-lts to upgrade the droplet to a newer version. That worked.