Apt-get error, exited with code 100

For this command in the build step:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y awscli

Started getting this error earlier today:
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/deb.debian.org_debian_dists_buster_main_binary-amd64_Packages.diff_Index - open (2: No such file or directory)
Exited with code 100

This is with the circleci/php:7.2-cli-node-browsers image.

Not sure what’s going on. Anyone encounter anything similar and/or know how to fix?


I’m also experiencing the same issue. Rebuild with ssh and run the same commands and everything works. Also working fine from local CircleCI command line tool

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Definitely looks like an issue with the image, affecting any apt-get update command.

Another project using circleci/node:9.11.1 is building without issue.
Tried circleci/php:7.1-cli-node-browsers, and that also works without issue.

Later last evening I was able to rebuild without cache and it worked for me. I forgot to specify in my previous comment, I too am using the circleci/php:7.2-cli-node-browsers image

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I am having the same problem.
Although it is not a fundamental solution,
It was avoidable by running apt-get update || apt-get update (at least in my case)

ref: https://github.com/rocker-org/shiny/pull/23

Having the same issue on a very similar container circleci/php:7.2-node-browsers.

Buster is an experimental distro and you should only use it with that in mind. Things break.

I am having the same exact error using php:7-fpm-stretch. Strangely enough, this error only occurs on CircleCI and not in my local build environment. I’m not sure why it’s pulling from buster at all.

Started getting this too today with the circleci/php:7.2.14-apache-node-browsers image

@georaldc This may be a different error. Can you please share the error message you are getting?

I also started getting this error today

E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/deb.debian.org_debian_dists_buster_main_binary-amd64_Packages.diff_Index - open (2: No such file or directory)

through an orb circleci/gcp-cli@1.0.1

full output:

deb http://packages.cloud.google.com/apt cloud-sdk-stretch main
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed

100  1326  100  1326    0     0  24986      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 25018
Ign:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease

Get:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates InRelease [91.0 kB]

Get:3 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease [158 kB]

Get:4 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates InRelease [46.8 kB]

Get:5 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch Release [118 kB]

Get:6 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch Release.gpg [2434 B]

Get:7 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates/main amd64 Packages.diff/Index [7624 B]

Get:8 http://packages.cloud.google.com/apt cloud-sdk-stretch InRelease [6377 B]

Get:9 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates/main amd64 Packages 2019-02-21-2009.35.pdiff [4149 B]

Get:9 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-updates/main amd64 Packages 2019-02-21-2009.35.pdiff [4149 B]

Get:10 http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates InRelease [94.3 kB]

Get:11 http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates InRelease [38.3 kB]

Get:12 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 Packages.diff/Index [27.9 kB]

Get:12 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 Packages.diff/Index [27.9 kB]

Get:13 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 Packages [7976 kB]

Get:14 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages [7084 kB]

0% [13 Packages store 0 B] [8 InRelease gpgv 6377 B] [14 Packages 14.9 kB/7084 Get:15 http://packages.cloud.google.com/apt cloud-sdk-stretch/main amd64 Packages [64.0 kB]

Get:16 http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates/main amd64 Packages [474 kB]

97% [13 Packages store 0 B]97% [14 Packages store 0 B]97% [14 Packages store 0 B]Reading package lists... 0%
Reading package lists... 1%
Reading package lists... 69%
Reading package lists... Done

E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/deb.debian.org_debian_dists_buster_main_binary-amd64_Packages.diff_Index - open (2: No such file or directory)

You may need to update your docker image, can you let me know what image you are using? Or are you on the machine executor?

I am using


I am seeing this error now

Err:10 http://packages.cloud.google.com/apt cloud-sdk-/main amd64 Packages
  404  Not Found
W: The repository 'http://packages.cloud.google.com/apt cloud-sdk- Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: Failed to fetch http://packages.cloud.google.com/apt/dists/cloud-sdk-/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

If I ssh in the build I am able to do all steps of my job. It seems that some setting does not get carried between steps ? Is that possible?

fix as per

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