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Wheezy and Jessie Backports have been moved to Debian Archive #1327
As noted in https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2019/03/msg00006.html, all Wheezy and Jessie repos except for LTS have been removed from the Debian mirrors and moved to the Debian Archive.
results in a different error message
I found that I also had to disable validity checks
I'm not sure if there is a fix for this, but maybe a heads-up on the forums would be appropriate.
Thanks for reporting this John. I actually have a few Jessie servers still running and hadn't noticed that, so it's definitely worth a blog post!
Seeing as backports have been archived, there will be no further updates, so disabling the backports repo altogether is probably as good a plan as any. You won't be able to install new software from backports, but I'm assuming that on an older server you probably don't want to install anything new anyway?! If you do, then upgrading (either via Debian "in place" upgrade, or via data migration to a newer version) are probably the best path forward anyway.
If you aren't ready to upgrade and simply wish to stop the errors (and are ok with not installing anything further from backports) then you can disable the backports repo pretty easily. I'm sure that you are likely aware, but just in case; plus for the benefit of anyone else you comes across this thread, there are 2 ways to disable backports. Either rename the
Thanks again John. I've finally got around to posting a blog post on this: