Debian/Ubuntu APT repository changes

In the upcoming release of Ubuntu 18.04 APT repositories without signed “Release” files aren’t supported out of the box anymore. I’ve therefore changed my Debian & Ubuntu APT repositories to a new layout that includes proper “Release” files. This also means that you have to update your APT repository definition.

Here’s what such a change would look like:

Before:

deb https://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/artful/ ./
deb-src https://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/artful/ ./

After:

deb https://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/ artful main
deb-src https://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/ artful main

Head over to the downloads page where you can copy & pate the appropriate entries from.

7 thoughts on “Debian/Ubuntu APT repository changes

  1. fiorenzo

    i. i’ve updated sources.list in my debian jessie, but apt update give me error in your new repository. can you help me please?

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    1. The Administrator

      Copy & paste both the error and what how your sources.list looks like, and maybe I can.

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      1. fiorenzo

        W: Failed to fetch https://mkvtoolnix.download/debian/dists/jessie/Release Unle to find expected entry ‘main//source/Sources’ in Release file (Wrong sourcelist entry or malformed file)

        W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones us instead.

        this is the error when apt-get update

        deb https://mkvtoolnix.download/debian/ jessie main/
        deb-src https://mkvtoolnix.download/debian/ jessie main/

        this is the sources.list part regarding mkvtoolnix
        until version 22.0 all ok. now can’t update.
        Thank you for your help.

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  2. Jonathan

    On Xenial, with `/etc/apt/sources.list.d/mkvtoolnix.download.list` containing the following:
    deb https://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/ xenial main
    deb-src https://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/ xenial main

    and running `apt-get update`, I get the following error message:
    W: The repository ‘https://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu xenial Release’ does not have a Release file.
    N: Data from such a repository can’t be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
    E: Failed to fetch https://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages Received HTTP code 403 from proxy after CONNECT

    What’s the cause of this issue?

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