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Ubuntu 20.04 - apt update not working on a fresh droplet

I’ve created a fresh droplet and tried running apt-get update only to find it does not work producing the following error: Err:1 http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu focal InRelease 403 Forbidden [IP: 104.21.29.13 80] Err:2 http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease 403 Forbidden [IP: 104.21.29.13 80] Err:3 http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease 403 Forbidden [IP: 104.21.29.13 80] Hit:4 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease Reading package lists… Done
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details. N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. E: The repository ‘http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu focal InRelease’ is not signed. E: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu/dists/focal/InRelease 403 Forbidden [IP: 104.21.29.13 80] E: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu/dists/focal-updates/InRelease 403 Forbidden [IP: 104.21.29.13 80] E: The repository ‘http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease’ is not signed. N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details. E: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu/dists/focal-backports/InRelease 403 Forbidden [IP: 104.21.29.13 80] E: The repository ‘http://mirrors.digitalocean.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease’ is not signed. N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

Rebuilding the droplet did not have any affect on this either.

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Hi there,

This seems to have been a temporary problem as reported here:

https://status.digitalocean.com/

I’ve just tested this out now and it seems to be working as expected. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Best,

Bobby