Linux : apt-get Failed to fetch FailReason: ConnectionRefused

By | July 26, 2019

Experiencing the following issue trying to update your Debian distro using apt-get?

# apt-get update
Ign:1 stretch InRelease
Hit:2 stretch Release
Ign:3 stable InRelease
Hit:4 stable Release
Hit:5 stretch/updates InRelease
Ign:8 sarge InRelease
Hit:9 sarge Release
Err:11 stretch InRelease
FailReason: ConnectionRefused
Reading package lists… Done
W: Failed to fetch FailReason: ConnectionRefused
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

In that particular case, the pgp key was revoked/changed on that particular apt repo ( To resolve this issue, you need to download the new key and import it as followed :

This should resolve the issue, you may issue the “apt-get update” command again to test.