apt-get errors building Ubuntu based Docker images from old images

Turns out if you have an older base image downloaded locally and you try to rebuild your own image based on it a couple of years later, you could get errors running apt-get in your own Dockerfiles. I just got errors like this rebuilding an image that I first created 2 years ago:

Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main libcurl3 amd64 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.14
404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80]
Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main ca-certificates all 20170717~14.04.1 [167 kB]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main krb5-locales all 1.12+dfsg-2ubuntu5.3
404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80]
Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main libsasl2-modules amd64 2.1.25.dfsg1-17build1 [64.3 kB]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main libcurl3 amd64 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.14
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main openssl amd64 1.0.1f-1ubuntu2.23
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main curl amd64 7.35.0-1ubuntu2.14
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.31 80]
Fetched 1375 kB in 7s (175 kB/s)
E: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/k/krb5/libkrb5support0_1.12+dfsg-2ubuntu5.3_amd64.deb  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80]

If you delete the base ubuntu image you have cached locally, and try again, you’ll pull down a latest image, and now your build should continue as expected.

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