This bug was fixed in the package apt - 1.0.1ubuntu2.15
apt (1.0.1ubuntu2.15) trusty; urgency=medium
* Fixes failure to download the Package index file when using
mirror:// URL in sources.list and the archive fails to profile
a file. APT would try the next archive in the list for .deb
packages but did not retry when the index file failed to download.
-- Louis Bouchard <louis.bouch...@ubuntu.com> Tue, 20 Sep 2016
** Changed in: apt (Ubuntu Trusty)
Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released
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