Gary's picture

Hi, Jeremy,

Because Bullseye was released over the weekend, we've seen the following message for the last two days (i.e. on Saturday night and Sunday night) when cron runs at night.  Is there anything that we need to do in order to ensure that Buster updates continue to be downloaded and installed on our appliances?

CRON-APT RUN [/etc/cron-apt/config]: Mon Aug 16 00:10:01 UTC 2021
CRON-APT SLEEP: 924, Mon Aug 16 00:25:25 UTC 2021
CRON-APT LINE: /usr/bin/apt-get -o quiet=1 update -o quiet=2
E: Repository ' buster InRelease' changed its 'Suite' value from 'stable' to 'oldstable'
E: Repository ' buster/updates InRelease' changed its 'Suite' value from 'stable' to 'oldstable'

banana's picture

I changed bootstrap_ap and insert :
apt-get --allow-releaseinfo-change update

Test It.

Jeremy Davis's picture

As banana hinted in their comment, if you run:

apt-get --allow-releaseinfo-change update

Then that should fix the error message. To double check by re-running the apt update, i.e.:

apt update
Larsman's picture

I am getting this in my turnkey core server.  What file do I make the above change to inorder for the daily security updates cron job not fail.

Jeremy Davis's picture

If you use the '--allow-releaseinfo-change update' switch with apt/apt-get update, or run apt/apt-get interactively (and answer 'y' when asked) that should resolve the issue.

I.e. Either run:

apt-get update --allow-releaseinfo-change update

Or run this interactively (and answer 'y' if/when asked):

apt update
Gary's picture


That seems to have done the trick.  Thank you so much!

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