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How to fix "Buster-backports Release no longer has a Release file" Error

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While installing Obico on your Makerbase 3D printer following our guides, you may come across the error below during installation by running the command ./ This error indicates that there is no release file in "Buster-backports Release", hence making it impossible to update securely.

How to fix "Buster-backports Release no longer has a Release file" Error

###### Installing required system packages... You may be prompted to enter password.

[sudo] password for mks:
Hit:1 buster/updates InRelease
Hit:2 buster InRelease
Hit:3 buster-updates InRelease
Ign:4 buster-backports InRelease
Err:5 buster-backports Release
404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository ' buster-backports 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.

Makerbase 3D printer install error repository does not have a release file

Let’s give you an easy step-by-step guide to solving this error so that you can continue your installation process!

Step-by-Step Guide:

1- Edit the Sources List:

Type sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list then enter. This will open a text editor containing all repositories. Sometimes you may be asked to type the admin password (makerbase).

Change the repo manually

2- Modify the Repository Address:

Move down using arrow keys until you find this line: deb buster-backports main contrib non-free Replace it with: deb buster-backports main contrib non-free

Edit source list

3- Save and Exit:

Press Ctrl+X to start the exit process. Press Y to confirm changes and then press Enter key to save the changes and exit the editor.

Presss Y to save changes

Press enter

4- Re-run the Installation Script:

Change to Obico installation directory if you are not there yet by doing: cd ~/moonraker-obico Then type ./ and press Enter key again to start installation again.

5- Complete the Installation:

Congratulations! The issue should be resolved at this point. Follow any other on-screen prompts to finalize the installation of Obico system as discussed in our guides for Makerbase 3D printers.

Complete the Installation process