Raspi2 update error - 2016


For the last few months I had my Raspi2 OSMC installation throwing “update error. please report to forum” on
VERSION=“August 2016”

Otherwise my box was working just fine, so it took me a while to take a moment for a closer look:
DNS working fine, just updates don’t so I tried a manual “sudo apt-get update” and saw an error
Err http://apt.osmc.tv jessie/main armhf Packages

Checking on that URL, I saw it’s forwarded to

I amended /etc/apt/sources.list accordingly:

  1. commented out
    deb http://apt.osmc.tv jessie main
  2. added
    deb http://ftp.fau.de/osmc/osmc/apt jessie main

I now was able to successfully update via “My OSMC” to
VERSION=“November 2016”

Hope this helps someone…

That’s not a permanent or live mirror though, so it’s not good advice to give others.

I’d fix the underlying issue instead…