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Thread: Ubuntu server 20.04 cant update

  1. #1
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    Ubuntu server 20.04 cant update

    Hello,
    I am not able to update server 20.04 64 bits running as a VM. Please advise . The error

    Code:
    sudo apt update[sudo] password for uma: 
    Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease [250 B]           
    Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease [250 B] 
    Err:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease         
      Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NOSPLIT' (does the network require authentication?)
    Err:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease      
      Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NOSPLIT' (does the network require authentication?)
    Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease [250 B]
    Err:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease
      Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NOSPLIT' (does the network require authentication?)
    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://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease' is no longer signed.
    E: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/focal-security/InRelease  Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NOSPLIT' (does the network require authentication?)
    E: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/focal/InRelease  Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NOSPLIT' (does the network require authentication?)
    E: The repository 'http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease' is no longer 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://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/focal-updates/InRelease  Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NOSPLIT' (does the network require authentication?)
    E: The repository 'http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease' is no longer 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.

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  3. #3
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    Re: Ubuntu server 20.04 cant update

    It somehow corrected itself. One more of the mysteries, I was able to update and upgrade without any problems,

    Thanks for the answer though.

  4. #4
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    Re: Ubuntu server 20.04 cant update

    The problem re-appeared today.

  5. #5
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    Re: Ubuntu server 20.04 cant update

    All the links above were not applicable to me.

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