I've got a Raspberry Pi 3B running Jessie. "Sudo apt update" is throwing many 404 errors. Here's an example:

Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/rpi Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/rpi Translation-en
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/dists/jessie/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/dists/jessie/contrib/source/Sources  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/dists/jessie/non-free/source/Sources  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

My sources.list file is:

deb http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie main contrib non-free rpi
deb-src http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie main contrib non-free rpi


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    what is your question?
    – jsotola
    Aug 26, 2021 at 20:40
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    Aug 27, 2021 at 6:41

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Hasn't jessie reached end of life?

Index of /raspbian/dists/
bookworm/                                          26-Aug-2021 18:30                   -
bookworm-staging/                                  26-Aug-2021 18:30                   -
bullseye/                                          26-Aug-2021 18:30                   -
bullseye-staging/                                  26-Aug-2021 18:30                   -
buster/                                            26-Aug-2021 18:30                   -
buster-staging/                                    26-Aug-2021 18:30                   -
oldoldstable/                                      26-Aug-2021 18:30                   -
oldstable/                                         26-Aug-2021 18:30                   -
stable/                                            26-Aug-2021 18:30                   -
stretch/                                           26-Aug-2021 18:30                   -
stretch-staging/                                   26-Aug-2021 18:30                   -
testing/                                           26-Aug-2021 18:30                   -

Debian “jessie” Release Information Debian 8.11 was released June 23rd, 2018. Debian 8.0 was initially released on April 26th, 2015. The release included many major changes, described in our press release and the Release Notes.

Debian 8 has been superseded by Debian 9 (stretch). Regular security support updates have been discontinued as of June 17th, 2018.

Jessie also benefits from Long Term Support (LTS) until the end of June 2020. The LTS is limited to i386, amd64, armel and armhf. For more information, please refer to the LTS section of the Debian Wiki.

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    Debian Jessie is EOL but I could not find an official statement about raspbian jessie, but it no longer appears on the raspberry pi mirrors.
    – Craig
    Aug 26, 2021 at 20:47
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    It has been removed from the Raspbian servers (see above) which is fairly clear as a statement.
    – joan
    Aug 26, 2021 at 20:59
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    Keep in mind that Raspbian/RpiOS is Debian for the most part. There are some tweaks, configuration changes, etc., but once the Debian base is over, there's no way for something closely derived from it to keep on truckin without creating a distro from the ground-up (which is probably a bad idea/not desirable). Regular users new to linux may not perceive this relationship, but that is the back-story.
    – goldilocks
    Aug 26, 2021 at 21:10

You can use the Volumio Package Server by replacing


in /etc/apt/sources.list file with


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    @MatsK I disagree. This is the only answer here that actually gives instructions to fix it; the others just imply there's no solution other than a full upgrade/reinstall. It worked perfectly for me.
    – Sparkette
    Mar 19, 2022 at 16:13

As others have pointed out, Jessie is dead. Though, you can still access the old packages by updating "/etc/apt/sources.list" and adding:

deb http://legacy.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie main contrib

as per this forum thread.

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    – Community Bot
    Mar 20, 2023 at 10:09

Don't worry about it.

Jessie is dead! It is doubly obsolete (soon to be triple).

There will NEVER be any updates from the Foundation.

If you are happy running it just leave it as is (just as I do with my Windows XP).

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    I so badly want to downvote this because you're running XP - then I remembered one of our work machines is running Vista
    – Bravo
    Aug 27, 2021 at 6:25
  • @Bravo I am not actually running XP. I refused Vista, Win7 would have cost me more than a new computer (to upgrade all my compilers etc) so I bought a Mac. I very occasionally turn on to run my genealogy program (which uses Windows proprietary databases). My point was that if you want to use an obsolete OS (and it does what you want) don't fiddle with it
    – Milliways
    Aug 27, 2021 at 6:44

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