I have no idea what this means. Was just doing a routine update on my Raspberry Pi:

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo apt-get update
E: Archives directory /var/cache/apt/archives/partial is missing. - Acquire (5: Input/output error)

I have no idea what this means.

Currently running Raspbian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy) Linux raspberrypi 4.1.19-v7+ #858 SMP Tue Mar 15 15:56:00 GMT 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux

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    Who cares? There is NO POINT doing updates on an obsolete, unsupported OS. – Milliways Feb 6 '18 at 6:22
  • So you are recommending I update to Jessie or whatever then? – Bill Feb 6 '18 at 6:26
  • There is nothing wrong with using Wheezy if you have some reason. If you are going to "update" don't use Jessie, which is also unsupported, although it still probably gets security updates. NOTE you need to do a fresh install, there is no (supported) upgrade path. – Milliways Feb 6 '18 at 6:30
  • Thanks. You're right. It's been a few years since I last booted this thing up. Anyone know a good guide for extracting important user data before I wipe it? – Bill Feb 6 '18 at 6:52
  • Just two days ago I upgraded Jessie to Ascii (I'm on Devuan), just by changing the entries in /etc/apt/source.list and then the necessary apt-get update, upgrade, dist-upgrade. Quite confident this would go as smoothly for Jessie to Wheezy. Only problem was some stuff I had from deb-multimedia. With Ascii I didn't need those anymore. – Gerard H. Pille Feb 6 '18 at 12:00

Al you have to do is

sudo mkdir -p /var/cache/apt/archives/partial

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