Whenever I try to upgrade on raspbian it says, "E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

Nothing I have tried yet works. It also was like this when I used Ubuntu and Manjaro.

Thanks in advance for any solutions

  • Hello and welcome -- Add what exactly you have tried to solve the problem. – M. Rostami Feb 22 '20 at 18:18
  • Try running sudo apt update (the more modern command than sudo apt-get update). Then runsudo apt dist-upgrade -y to try again. – Dougie Feb 22 '20 at 21:00
  • I am not sure if you are asking a question like this "Should I upgrade if I found anything interesting?" or this "Should I be the first user?" My answer is yes, and no, it all depends how are your engineering trade off or business cost benefit analysis. I am a die hard Winows guy, and I have only used serious Raspbian for about 5 hobbyist years. I think I have spent perhaps 100+ hours in end-up-failure upgrades, each "wasting" 3+ hours. Yes, they all ended up failures, but then I learnt many linux tricks that I-didn't-know-that-I-didn't-know. So I see all of them good learning experiences. – tlfong01 Feb 23 '20 at 2:10

It's a common problem with Linux users.

Remove content of /var/lib/apt/lists directory by:

sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*

then run it:

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get upgrade --fix-missing
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    thanks, it worked for that. Although after I downloaded chrome 64 bit for deb, I tried to install it using terminal, it came up with this error, if you have any solutions to that too it would be extremely helpful. pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*.deb dpkg: error processing archive google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb (--install): package architecture (amd64) does not match system (armhf) Errors were encountered while processing: google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb – BalboBiggans Feb 22 '20 at 18:41
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    @BalboBiggans That should be asked as a separate question, thanks: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/q/108646/5538 – goldilocks Feb 22 '20 at 19:51

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