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

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wellton created this task.May 30 2018, 07:03
mak closed this task as Resolved.Jun 2 2018, 14:09
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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, 15:56
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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, 16:08

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 renamed this task from Apt update, release is Expired to After an apt update, the Release file is expired or not yet valid.Apr 23 2019, 06:20
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, 06:29

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

jeremiah.foster closed this task as Wontfix.Feb 24 2020, 11:32
jeremiah.foster lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Low.

Closing because we've moved to Amber and this references Green.