After an apt update, the Release file is expired or not yet valid
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in apt update... release is Expired

wellton created this task.May 30 2018, 2:03 PM
mak closed this task as "Resolved".Jun 2 2018, 9:09 PM
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That was fixed three days ago already.
Thanks for reporting the issue.

joao.azevedo reopened this task as "Open".EditedApr 16 2019, 10:56 PM
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This issue resurfaced. Noticed it by running an update at around 00h10 Central European Time

joao@librem:~$ sudo apt update Get:1 green InRelease [10,5 kB] Reading package lists... Done E: Release file for is not valid yet (invalid for another 6h 49min 42s). Updates for this repository will not be applied.

At 00h40 CET however, the problem no longer persisted. I was able to run the update.

Edit: the image used was: pureos-8.0-gnome-live_20190210-amd64.hybrid.iso downloaded from

mak changed the task status from "Open" to "Incomplete".Apr 16 2019, 11:08 PM

I can reproduce this here. The timezone shouldn't actually cause any problems here, yet the Release file was apparently signed and piblished with a timestamp in the future to your system. Very strange. There is no unusual behavior going on in the archive as far as I can see.

jeremiah.foster changed the title from "Apt update, release is Expired" to "After an apt update, the Release file is expired or not yet valid".Apr 23 2019, 1:20 PM
jeremiah.foster lowered the priority of this task from "Unbreak Now!" to "Normal".

We saw this behavior again today (see internal chat system for more.) I cannot reproduce but am just noting here that others are reporting this issue.

mak added a comment.Jun 10 2019, 1:29 PM

Hmm... I can't reproduce this either and looking at all dates are correct.

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