Error apt-get updating from nvidia/cuda11.2.1-base-ubuntu20.04

As of this morning, when I try to run apt-get update from the nvidia/cuda11.2.1-base-ubuntu20.04 base docker image, I’m seeing the following error:

 > [ 2/11] RUN apt-get update:                                                                                                                                               
#5 0.873 Ign:4  InRelease                                                             
#5 0.958 Err:5  Release
#5 0.958   404  Not Found [IP: 443]
#5 1.046 Err:6  Release
#5 1.046   404  Not Found [IP: 443]
#5 5.420 Reading package lists...
#5 6.583 E: The repository '  Release' does not have a Release file.
#5 6.583 E: The repository '  Release' does not have a Release file.

This hasn’t happened before, and it looks like the docker image hasn’t changed in three months.

Anyone else having this issue? How can I resolve this?

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I’m facing this issue as well.

All of the downloads regardless of OS seem to be down from the main site (CUDA Toolkit 11.6 Update 2 Downloads | NVIDIA Developer)

I can’t access any of the archived builds either.

Same here for the ubuntu 18.04. Is there a way to escalate this issue? Want to make sure Nvidia is aware of the problem

Cannot install anything via pip either which is pulling from

yes im seeing similar issues, many directories from the main package repos have gone missing.

Hello everyone,

We are experiencing an outage with our system, and are actively working to resolve the issue. Unfortunately we don’t have an ETA for when this will be fixed. I will update back here when this is working.

Thanks for your patience.

Tom K


Tom, thanks for noticing! Looking forward to the fix as it’s blocking us. 🙏


Most likely you already have everything you need from nvidia and you can just remove their repo lists.
just add the following line to your Dockerfile before the apt-get update:

RUN rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cuda.list && rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nvidia-ml.list

this workaround works if you’re not apt-get installing something from nvidia



I am happy to report that all assets have been reloaded and files are now available for download. Thanks for your patience.

Tom K

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