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[EP-tech] New ubuntu 16.x problem



Hi Bruce,

I ran into similar issues with Ubuntu 16 and documented my work around here: http://www.eprints.org/tech.php/22140/attachment/message.html. There are other problems further down the chain, however.

The official line from Eprints Services that 14.04 is the highest supported version of Ubuntu for the software.

Andrew

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From: Fulton, Bruce D - (bfulton)
Sent: Tuesday, 28 February, 21:23
Subject: [EP-tech] New ubuntu 16.x problem
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk

Attempting to create a new eprints Ubuntu virtual machine (Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, VMware workstation) today, the process now breaks down at apt update with the following:



user1 at eprints:~$ sudo apt update

[sudo] password for user1:

Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease

Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]

Hit:3 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease

Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]

Ign:5 http://deb.eprints.org/3.3 stable/ InRelease

Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]

Ign:7 http://deb.eprints.org/3.3 source/ InRelease

Err:8 http://deb.eprints.org/3.3 stable/ Release

  404  Not Found [IP: 152.78.189.196 80]

Err:9 http://deb.eprints.org/3.3 source/ Release

  404  Not Found [IP: 152.78.189.196 80]

Reading package lists... Done

E: The repository 'http://deb.eprints.org/3.3 stable/ Release' does not have a Release file.

N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.

N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

E: The repository 'http://deb.eprints.org/3.3 source/ Release' does not have a Release file.

N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.

N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

user1 at eprints:~$



According to the Man page, this seems to be a problem with a properly signed Release file for the repository, which apparently is now mandatory. If I?m reading this correctly, this will need to be fixed at EPrint?s end, unless someone knows of a workaround. I?ve verified earlier today that the 14.04 package is still working.



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