Im trying to run the command docker-compose build

I get this output:

Step 4/8 : RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y google-chrome-stable
 ---> Running in ee9551cd38b9
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease

Get:1 http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease [44.9 kB]


Get:9 http://deb.debian.org jessie/main amd64 Packages [9098 kB]

W: Fetched 10.1 MB in 6s (1519 kB/s)
Failed to fetch http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie-updates/InRelease  Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-amd64/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
ERROR: Service 'webpack' failed to build: The command '/bin/sh -c apt-get update && apt-get install -y google-chrome-stable' returned a non-zero code: 100

Anyone who has an idea?


4 Answers 4


I ran into this problem too this morning. I was able to solve it by combining advice from the following two tickets:

How to solve 404 Error in AWS apg-get for debian jessie fetch?


The solution:

In your Dockerfile, before running any apt commands, add the following line:

RUN printf "deb http://archive.debian.org/debian/ jessie main\ndeb-src http://archive.debian.org/debian/ jessie main\ndeb http://security.debian.org jessie/updates main\ndeb-src http://security.debian.org jessie/updates main" > /etc/apt/sources.list

This enables apt to run from the new sources.

It's possible the debian:jesse Docker image will be updated to work correctly in the near future, but until then this will allow you to keep working


The debian team has fixed it. Pulling the image again so that it gets updated fixed it for me:

docker pull debian:jessie

Warning from the linked ticket:

Also, please migrate off Jessie ASAP -- the clock is ticking!!

  • If this fix does not work, try docker pull debian:8 May 31, 2019 at 15:37

My solution

Quick workaround

Overwritting sources.list is not what I want:

sed '/jessie-updates/s/^/# /' -i /etc/apt/sources.list

will just comment lines containing jessie-updates and keep everything else!

deb http://ftp.ch.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib
deb-src http://ftp.ch.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib

deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib

# # jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
# deb http://ftp.ch.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib
# deb-src http://ftp.ch.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib

So I continue to use local mirrors while Debian jessie stay supported.

Upgrade to stretch

Then for upgrading to stretch, I just

sed 's/jessie/stretch/' -i.jessie /etc/apt/sources.list

This will create a source.list.jessie

then I can uncomment stretch-updates lines:

sed '/stretch-updates/s/^# //' -i /etc/apt/sources.list

The better solution would be to use build-pack images in your docker containers for jessie so you can do something like :

FROM buildpack-deps:jessie

You can get them here

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