Here is what I get when I try to apt-get install libssl-dev:

root@raspi:/home/pi/cfengine-3.7.0a1.283240b# apt-get install libssl-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libssl-dev libssl-doc
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,704 kB of archives.
After this operation, 6,219 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? 
Err http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy/main libssl-dev armhf 1.0.1e-2+rpi1
  404  Not Found

Failed to fetch http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/o/openssl/libssl-dev_1.0.1e-2+rpi1_armhf.deb  404  Not Found

E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

No amount of updating or fix-missing will work. I have installed several other packages - but how can I get this one?

  • You may have just run into unfortunate coincidence that the mirror you hit hadn't been synched after an openssl-dev update. Can you confirm whether running sudo apt-get update now fixes the problem. – berto Jul 20 '15 at 16:55

"Failed to fetch http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/o/openssl/libssl-dev_1.0.1e-2+rpi1_armhf.deb 404 Not Found"

Thats not the current version (by a long way), so it sounds like your package lists are out of date. Normally "apt-get update" would be used to update them.

You say "no ammount of updating helped" but you don't post the actual output from apt-get update so it's rather difficult to say exactly why it's not working in your case.


On "Raspbian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy)" you need to first do an "upgrade". So the following should work.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev 

This is sort of a hack solution but it's what I'd do if I were in this situation.

That directory contains three libssl-dev packages, only one of them is for 1.0.1e, so that should be the one you want.

wget http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/o/openssl/libssl-dev_1.0.1e-2+rvt+deb7u17_armhf.deb

You can then install it manually:

sudo dpkg -i openssl/libssl-dev_1.0.1e-2+rvt+deb7u17_armhf.deb

I'm not sure whether dpkg cares about dependencies, but the INFO file inside the package only lists two, a corresponding libssl and zlib1g-dev.

Before you do that, if you have not, I would do a sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade and retry apt-get install libssl-dev. Also note that openSSL 1.0.1e is susceptible to the Heartbleed bug, if this is significant to what you are building you may want to upgrade somehow (there's a 1.0.1k in that directory too, which might be for jessie).

  • Upstream 1.0.1e is susceptible to heartbleed but Debian 1.0.1e-2+deb7u17 and raspbian 1.0.1e-2+rvt+deb7u17 (which is basically the same, just with the version number changed for version ordering reasons) have the issue patched. – Peter Green Oct 15 '15 at 4:16


sudo apt-get install libssl1.0.0/trusty libssl-dev/trusty openssl/trusty

from:Unable to install libssl1.0.0:i386 due to “unmet dependencies”?

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