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Re: messed up release in apt




On Tue 01 May 2018 at 09:18:56 -0500, David Wright wrote:

> On Tue 01 May 2018 at 08:11:28 (-0500), Anil Duggirala wrote:
> > > If it were my machine (so that if I sank it I would be the only one
> > > to
> > > go down with the ship), I might run:
> > > 
> > >  'apt-key update'
> > > 
> > 
> > When running that command I am getting :
> > Warning: 'apt-key update' is deprecated and should not be used anymore!
> > Note: In your distribution this command is a no-op and can therefore be
> > removed safely.
> > 
> > > after removing 
> > > 
> > >  '/etc/apt/trusted.gpg' 
> > > 
> > When you say removing you mean :
> > rm /etc/apt/trusted.gpg ?
> > 
> > I appreciate any other alternative procedure to correct this,
> > thanks,
> 
> I don't know if this rather long thread would help. It does appear
> that /etc/apt/trusted.gpg is no longer used, in favour of
> /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ but if the former exists, it can cause
> problems. There's a new user on stretch called _apt but I don't
> know its function.

A security enhancement. _apt is an unprivileged user, allowing
sandboxed downloading. The user exists to protect against bugs
in the http protocol handler, ssl libraries, compressors, etc.
It also protects against permission issues elsewhere.

-- 
Brian.