No release file


I have the same issue as this post in Spanish on Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Edition:

E: The repository ' sonya Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details

EDIT: I’m also getting a secondary error from the Update Manager:

Failed to fetch 403 ForbiddenSome index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I already had lsb-release installed, so I installed lsb-core but it made no difference.

deb [arch=amd64] sonya main


Hi, I forwarded the issue to the dev team.




this issue is not fixed. I still got it - can’t post the command line output though, because of link amount limitation.


no updates yet. not fixed for me either


It is actually not fixed yet. will forward those reports.


Our next deploy should populate this repo. For now, please try the ubuntu archive (replace sonya with xenial)

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