Ubuntu Server 16.10 - "Repository does not have a release file" & 404s when running apt-get update

September 10, 2018 74 views
Miscellaneous Ubuntu

I own a VPS instance on DigitalOcean and I have been encountering issues when updating via apt-get. I get both 404s and issues regarding missing release files.

I am running Ubuntu 16.10, which I obtained by running lsb_release -a.

I have never tried to use PPAs and I have never modified my apt sources. However, I do remember fixing this problem once before by making my apt sources look like the ones on my Ubuntu computer, just with the versions changed.

I have read many other posts about the same problem and I have tried a number of solutions. None have worked. When I run apt-get update (as root), I get:

Ign:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety InRelease
Ign:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates InRelease
Ign:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety Release
Ign:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates Release
Ign:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Sources
Ign:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Sources        
Ign:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Sources              
Ign:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages
Ign:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main all Packages
Ign:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en_US
Ign:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en
Ign:12 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted all Packages
Ign:14 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Translation-en
Ign:15 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:16 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security InRelease
Ign:17 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe all Packages
Ign:18 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe amd64 Packages
Ign:19 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Translation-en_US
Ign:20 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Translation-en
Ign:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Sources
Ign:22 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Sources
Ign:23 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Sources
Ign:24 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main all Packages
Ign:25 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main amd64 Packages
Ign:26 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security Release
Ign:27 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign:28 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Translation-en
Ign:29 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:30 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Sources
Ign:31 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted all Packages
Ign:32 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:33 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign:34 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe all Packages
Ign:35 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe amd64 Packages
Ign:36 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign:37 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Sources
Ign:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Sources
Ign:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Sources
Ign:38 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Sources
Ign:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages
Ign:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main all Packages
Ign:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en_US
Ign:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en
Ign:12 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted all Packages
Ign:14 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Translation-en
Ign:15 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:17 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe all Packages
Ign:18 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe amd64 Packages
Ign:39 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main amd64 Packages
Ign:19 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Translation-en_US
Ign:20 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Translation-en
Ign:40 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main all Packages
Ign:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Sources
Ign:22 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Sources
Ign:23 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Sources
Ign:24 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main all Packages
Ign:25 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main amd64 Packages
Ign:27 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign:28 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Translation-en
Ign:29 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:31 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted all Packages
Ign:32 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:41 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Translation-en
Ign:33 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign:34 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe all Packages
Ign:35 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe amd64 Packages
Ign:36 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign:37 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Sources
Ign:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Sources
Ign:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Sources
Ign:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages
Ign:42 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main all Packages
Ign:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en_US
Ign:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en
Ign:12 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:43 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted all Packages
Ign:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted all Packages
Ign:14 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Translation-en
Ign:15 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:17 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe all Packages
Ign:18 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe amd64 Packages
Ign:19 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Translation-en_US
Ign:20 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Translation-en
Ign:44 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Sources
Ign:22 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Sources
Ign:23 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Sources
Ign:24 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main all Packages
Ign:25 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main amd64 Packages
Ign:27 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign:28 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Translation-en
Ign:29 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:31 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted all Packages
Ign:45 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign:32 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:33 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign:34 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe all Packages
Ign:35 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe amd64 Packages
Ign:36 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign:37 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Sources
Ign:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Sources
Ign:46 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Sources
Ign:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages
Ign:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main all Packages
Ign:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en_US
Ign:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en
Ign:30 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Sources
Ign:12 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted amd64 Packages 
Ign:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted all Packages   
Ign:14 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Translation-en
Ign:15 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:17 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe all Packages
Ign:18 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe amd64 Packages
Ign:19 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Translation-en_US
Ign:20 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Translation-en
Ign:38 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Sources
Ign:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Sources
Ign:22 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Sources
Ign:23 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Sources
Ign:24 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main all Packages
Ign:25 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main amd64 Packages
Ign:27 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign:28 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Translation-en
Ign:29 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:31 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted all Packages
Ign:39 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main amd64 Packages
Ign:32 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:33 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign:34 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe all Packages
Ign:35 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe amd64 Packages
Ign:36 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign:37 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign:40 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main all Packages
Ign:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Sources
Ign:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Sources
Ign:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Sources
Ign:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages
Ign:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main all Packages
Ign:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en_US
Ign:41 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Translation-en
Ign:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en
Ign:12 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted all Packages
Ign:14 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Translation-en
Ign:15 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:17 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe all Packages
Ign:18 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe amd64 Packages
Ign:19 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Translation-en_US
Ign:20 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Translation-en
Ign:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Sources
Ign:42 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign:22 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Sources
Ign:23 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Sources
Ign:24 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main all Packages
Ign:25 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main amd64 Packages
Ign:27 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign:28 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Translation-en
Ign:29 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:31 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted all Packages
Ign:32 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:43 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted all Packages
Ign:33 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign:34 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe all Packages
Ign:35 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe amd64 Packages
Ign:44 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:36 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign:37 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Err:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/universe Sources
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
Ign:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Sources
Ign:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Sources
Ign:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main amd64 Packages
Ign:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main all Packages
Ign:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en_US
Ign:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/main Translation-en
Ign:45 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign:12 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted all Packages
Ign:14 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Translation-en
Ign:15 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety/restricted Translation-en_US
Err:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Sources
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
Ign:22 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Sources
Ign:23 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/universe Sources
Ign:24 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main all Packages
Ign:25 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main amd64 Packages
Ign:46 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:27 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign:28 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/main Translation-en
Ign:29 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:30 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Sources
Ign:31 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted all Packages
Ign:32 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:33 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign:38 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Sources
Ign:39 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main amd64 Packages
Ign:40 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main all Packages
Ign:41 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Translation-en
Ign:42 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign:43 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted all Packages
Ign:44 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:45 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign:46 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:30 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Sources
Ign:38 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Sources
Ign:39 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main amd64 Packages
Ign:40 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main all Packages
Ign:41 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Translation-en
Ign:42 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign:43 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted all Packages
Ign:44 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:45 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign:46 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign:30 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Sources
Ign:38 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Sources
Ign:39 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main amd64 Packages
Ign:40 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main all Packages
Ign:41 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Translation-en
Ign:42 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign:43 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted all Packages
Ign:44 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:45 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign:46 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Err:30 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Sources
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]
Ign:38 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Sources
Ign:39 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main amd64 Packages
Ign:40 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main all Packages
Ign:41 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Translation-en
Ign:42 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign:43 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted all Packages
Ign:44 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign:45 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign:46 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Reading package lists... Done
W: The repository 'http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
W: The repository 'http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-updates Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
W: The repository 'http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/yakkety/universe/source/Sources  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
E: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/yakkety-updates/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.26 80]
E: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/yakkety-security/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

And my /etc/apt/sources.list...

## Note, this file is written by cloud-init on first boot of an instance
## modifications made here will not survive a re-bundle.
## if you wish to make changes you can:
## a.) add 'apt_preserve_sources_list: true' to /etc/cloud/cloud.cfg
##     or do the same in user-data
## b.) add sources in /etc/apt/sources.list.d
## c.) make changes to template file /etc/cloud/templates/sources.list.tmpl

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety-updates universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
#deb http://nyc3.clouds.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety multiverse
#deb-src http://nyc3.clouds.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety multiverse
#deb http://nyc3.clouds.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety-updates multiverse
#deb-src http://nyc3.clouds.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
#deb http://nyc3.clouds.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety-backports main restricted universe multiverse
#deb-src http://nyc3.clouds.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ yakkety-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security main restricted
#deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security universe
#deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security universe
#deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security multiverse
#deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu yakkety-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu yakkety partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu yakkety partner

I would like to avoid upgrading Ubuntu versions at all costs since this server runs a ton and I don't have the time to fix issues. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

1 Answer
jarland MOD September 10, 2018
Accepted Answer

Hey friend!

I would highly advise against running Ubuntu 16.10. Not only is this not an LTS release, but it reached end of life status in July of last year. There are applications in it's repositories and installed on that system which have known vulnerabilities, and which have not been and will not be patched by the Ubuntu team. As you've noted that this server is running a lot of things on it, and I believe their importance is implied, you should be aware that all of those things could be at risk.

With that out of the way, I can tell you how to connect it to it's repositories. When Ubuntu moves a non-LTS to end of life status, they move the repositories as well. If you change "us.archive" to "old-releases" in the repo URLs it should work. You can see that it is available here:

http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/

Jarland

  • Thanks for the quick response. I have decided to take your advice and upgrade my Ubuntu instance. I'll take a cloud backup first, so worst case scenario, I just restore that. In the mean time, your advice about using "old-releases" has worked. I tried this before, but the post I read wasn't clear and I thought the correct server address was "us.old-releases.ubuntu.com."

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