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Bug#595801: marked as done (snapshot.debian.org: apt (by default) complains about expired Release files)

Your message dated Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:49:16 +0200
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regarding snapshot.debian.org: apt (by default) complains about expired Release files
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--- Begin Message ---
Package: snapshot.debian.org
Severity: minor

After adding a snapshot.debian.org entry to my sources.list (as
described on the homepage), apt then complained during update about the
Valid-Until in the Release file:

	E: Release file expired, ignoring
	(invalid since 10d 4h 40min 14s)

Since the snapshot.debian.org source is obviously temporary, I just
worked around this with:

	sudo aptitude -o 'Acquire::Check-Valid-Until=false' update

(not sure if there's a better workaround, but this works)

I guess something along these lines should be mentioned in the paragraph
about adding apt sources?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_GB.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message ---
On Wed, 19 Oct 2011, Geoff Simmons wrote:

> --- a/web/app/snapshot/templates/description.mako
> +++ b/web/app/snapshot/templates/description.mako
> @@ -61,6 +61,12 @@ browse the list as mentioned above.  Valid date formats are
>  is no import at the exact time you specified you will get the latest
>  available timestamp which is before the time you specified.
>  </p>
> +<p>
> +It may be necessary to ignore the Valid-Until header within Release files, in order
> +to prevent apt from disregarding snapshot entries ("Release file expired").  Use
> +<code>aptitude -o Acquire::Check-Valid-Until=false update</code> or
> +<code>apt-get -o Acquire::Check-Valid-Until=false update</code> for this purpose.
> +</p>
>  <p style="margin-top:2em;">
>  If you want anything related to a specific package simply enter the

Applied, thanks.
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