using: apt-get update

results: Failed to fetch http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 80]

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty Arch: Intel/i386

Date: Jan 16, 2019

~$ tor --version Tor version (git-074ca2e0054fded1).

I believe that the binary path (and files) has been deleted from repository.

Question: is this a repository network/server problem or is this a quiet way to stop supporting for i386 ?

  • and whats the question? Commented Jan 20, 2019 at 18:16
  • thank you, the question did not show up in the first post attempt.
    – JohnBR
    Commented Feb 5, 2019 at 21:58
  • i don't think they are phasing out i386 support. they provide builds (stable, experimental and nightly) for i386, amd64, arm64, armel and even armhf, but @SEdude indeed trusty packages are completely missing! Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 10:25

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I'm having the same issue. Browsing around the repository I don't see the trusty directory at all. Meanwhile, https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en still claims for trusty:

You need to add the following entries to /etc/apt/sources.list or a new file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/:

deb https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org trusty main deb-src https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org trusty main

@DJCrashdummy to your comment, my question is what happened to the repository & packages for trusty? Are they no longer being supported by the tor team despite the OS still receiving support from Canonical through April 2019?

  • I still do not know if this is caused by a manual install, instead for a ubuntu repository installation. Or a repository failure when I was updating my system. I am still checking.
    – JohnBR
    Commented Feb 5, 2019 at 22:02
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    @JohnBR well... the error is not on your side. - your options are either reach somehow out to the tor-project, report that trusty builds are missing and wait/hope for the builds, or (which is the more sustained solution) consider an upgrade to (at least) xenial because trusty support is running out anyway in 2 months (april 2019). Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 10:37
  • @DJCrashdummy my tests here indicate several possibilities (like you have already noted too), but yesterday the self update of the tor app did update (ie. pop-up showing update available, I agreed, download progress completed and update did finish). But as SEdude noted the ppa/repository still is missing.
    – JohnBR
    Commented Feb 8, 2019 at 16:16
  • @DJCrashdummy and yes, the update is inevitable (as borgs saying: "resistance is futile"), but I am doing tests on my laptop (with a new SSD) bionic beaver (18.04.1), most is OK, "snap" is a "snap" but uses many resources (with SSD we again have to plan storage space) worst is having to get back to gnome GUI, mouse and key shortcuts....takes time, and patience, not to mention systemctl.
    – JohnBR
    Commented Feb 8, 2019 at 16:22

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