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Re: Updating the LTS/ELTS instructions on freexian.com

Hi Chris,

I am not sure whether you are able to access this repo [1].
If not - the md-file is in attachment, please update it
and feel free to send me.

b) I am not able to answer right now,. Maybe some other
team members will help.

[1] https://gitlab.com/freexian/organization/website/


Am Mo., 10. Okt. 2022 um 19:43 Uhr schrieb Chris Lamb <lamby@debian.org>:
Hi friends,

I noticed that some of the URLs on the ELTS instructions page are now


In particular, the references to:

  a) freexian-archive-keyring_2020.09.19_all.deb
  b) archive-key.gpg

… return a 404.

"a)" simply needs updating to the latest version
(freexian-archive-keyring_2022.06.08_all.deb), but I'm not sure what
to do with "b)", as well as how to update these instructions in the
first place.


     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
     `. `'`      lamby@debian.org 🍥 chris-lamb.co.uk

type = "docs"
title = "How to use Extended LTS"
date = 2018-05-30T12:13:12+02:00
weight = 100
draft = false
bref = "To benefit from the security updates, you just have to configure APT to use our extended LTS repository"
toc = false

### Adding extended LTS repositories to APT

#### Installing the freexian archive GPG key

The extended LTS repositories are signed with the following GPG key:
sec   rsa4096 2018-05-28 [SC] [expires: 2025-07-18]
uid           [ultimate] Extended LTS Repository <sysadmin@freexian.com>

To enable this key in your APT configuration, you have the following

* manually install the freexian-archive-keyring package with `wget http://deb.freexian.com/extended-lts/pool/main/f/freexian-archive-keyring/freexian-archive-keyring_2020.09.19_all.deb && sudo dpkg -i freexian-archive-keyring_2020.09.19_all.deb`
* manually fetch the key with `sudo wget http://deb.freexian.com/extended-lts/archive-key.gpg -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/freexian-archive-extended-lts.gpg`

You might want to double check that the key fingerprint outputted by
`apt-key finger` matches the one shown above.

#### sources.list entries for APT

##### For Debian 8 jessie

Here's what you should put in `/etc/apt/sources.list.d/extended-lts.list`:

deb http://deb.freexian.com/extended-lts jessie-lts main contrib non-free

Note that this repository only contains the security updates, not all
packages from Debian 8. If you want all packages from Debian 8, you
should keep another repository pointing to a Debian 8 mirror.

We do provide a repository combining all Debian 8 packages and our security
updates, but please use it only for small setups:

deb http://deb.freexian.com/extended-lts jessie main contrib non-free

### Be nice, use local mirrors/caches

There are currently no mirrors of this service and it runs on a single
dedicated server. If you have many machines to keep secure, please
make a local mirror (or use some cache) and point your machines to your
local mirror (or cache) instead of pointing them to the 
repositories provided by Freexian.

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