I’m really hoping someone has an answer to this one. I run Ubuntu 20.04 LTS in WSL on Windows 10 and went to run the updates on it. Starting with the usual “sudo apt update” command, however, netted me the following result (clipped for brevity):
Ign:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan-security InRelease Err:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan-security Release 404 Not Found [IP: 220.127.116.11 80] Ign:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan InRelease [...] Reading package lists... Done E: The repository 'http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan-security Release' no longer has a Release file. 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. [...]
No lists are updated and I can’t receive any updates to any packages at all.
I’ve run into this issue in the past (both in WSL and on stand-alone installs of Linux), it usually happens after I don’t update an installation for a long time. I’ve never found a solution to it though. The only thing I’ve done to fix it is to simply blow the installation away and start fresh.
I would really like to avoid that here. Is there any other way to force Ubuntu to update the package lists when this happens? As stated the machines is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS so it can’t be out of support…right?
Thank you everyone for any insight they can provide!