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Re: Debian updates

Unread postby 14themoon » Mon, 21 Jan 2019, 05:02

This is the sequence I tried to fix the repo key:
(From a discussion about a month ago.)

wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositor ... elease.key -O Release.key

sudo apt-key add Release.key

sudo apt update

But still no success. Is Pale Moon just not destined to work well with Debian? As I stated previously,
my laptop which runs Xubuntu updated perfectly.

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Re: Debian updates

Unread postby GogrillaMincefriend » Mon, 21 Jan 2019, 17:40

stevepusser wrote:Have you tried a direct download and install of the deb instead from the the repo, "grab binary packages directly"? https://software.opensuse.org//download ... e=palemoon


Assuming this is directed at me, that rather goes against the point of using a package manager.

Anyway, I think I've found the problem as pertains to the error I was running into; AFAICT the web proxy was feeding a stale version of the Packages file for some reason, thus aptitude was never picking up the updated hash info (don't understand how it could have spotted there was an update available though). Next update I'll have a further dig and see if this is something unique to this network setup or not (or if I find any other machines with a stale update cache).

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Re: Debian updates

Unread postby stevepusser » Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 21:28

14themoon wrote:This is the sequence I tried to fix the repo key:
(From a discussion about a month ago.)

wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositor ... elease.key -O Release.key

sudo apt-key add Release.key

sudo apt update

But still no success. Is Pale Moon just not destined to work well with Debian? As I stated previously,
my laptop which runs Xubuntu updated perfectly.


If you still have the original old Release.key file in that directory it will download Release.key.1 or something like that--you should see that in the code output. Try running

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rm -f Release.key


first, to delete it and make sure you get the fresh key.

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Re: Debian updates

Unread postby 14themoon » Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 02:30

I don't know what you did, but I ran my update and upgrade commands and the browser seems to be up to date! Thanks for this. Should this correction hold for future updates as well?

Again, thanks for your support and efforts on behalf of Pale Moon users!

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Re: Debian updates

Unread postby stevepusser » Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 21:11

Well, I didn't really do anything...I suspect that you might have had the old key laying around, and maybe this time you were in a different directory or something, but hopefully the new one will be good for another few years.

I see all the Debian testing packages are back in the OBS, and getting rebuilt every day as the build-dependencies keep getting updated in Buster, but this will soon calm down as Buster enters deeper states of freeze.

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Re: Debian updates

Unread postby smoki » Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 22:10

stevepusser wrote:Well, I didn't really do anything...


Well Steve, could be even that some people were attacked by man in the middle attacks there thorough apt that is possible too :silent: Wrong person between OBS servers and these packages is enough to inject something and to make all this happen :D

Debian today released urgent 9.7 just to address one such sole apt security issue:

https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190123
https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4371

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Re: Debian updates

Unread postby stevepusser » Fri, 25 Jan 2019, 20:10

I'm uploading the sources for 28.3.1 right now into the repo, so updates should start showing up in an hour or so.

https://build.opensuse.org/package/show ... r/palemoon

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Re: Debian updates

Unread postby GogrillaMincefriend » Thu, 31 Jan 2019, 19:20

GogrillaMincefriend wrote:Anyway, I think I've found the problem as pertains to the error I was running into; AFAICT the web proxy was feeding a stale version of the Packages file for some reason, thus aptitude was never picking up the updated hash info (don't understand how it could have spotted there was an update available though). Next update I'll have a further dig and see if this is something unique to this network setup or not (or if I find any other machines with a stale update cache).


So a further dig has been done and this appears to be due to apt-cacher-ng somehow - I don't know enough about the intricacies of deb repos to make a call on what's going wrong, but when apt-cacher-ng is taken out of the equation the repo works fine. It seems that, for whatever reason, apt-cacher-ng doesn't update the package metadata on refresh of the stevenpusser repository, so clients keep using the old metadata file file size and hashes even when new files are available, resulting in the file size/hash mismatch errors I've been seeing for the last few months.

I've been using apt-cacher-ng successfully with this pale moon repo for years now so I'm not quite sure what or when the problem arose; the last update of apt-cacher-ng was back in september which might have been when it started playing up but I'm not sure. In the meantime this bug sounds similar to the issues I've been encountering with the repo.


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