On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 11:50:05AM +0000, Joerg Desch wrote:
I'm still running Debian 8 on all of my systems. Since it is time to switch to Debian 9, I've tried to have a first look at it. So I've installed the nonfree DVD-Image 9.2 within a VirtualBox container. All went fine, until I've tried to update the APT database. Both, apt and Synaptics updates fails. In both cases the error reports, that /etc/apt/trusted.gpg is not accessible by user "_apt". The recommendation I've found was to delete trusted.gpg. OK, this was a workaround for using apt. Both update and upgrade works without errors. Trying Synaptics leads to the previous behavior. The file trusted.gpg appears again and with this file, the error returns.
[Aside: The debian packaging tool is called "synaptic". "Synaptics" are a company producing touchpads. The two are not related]
I believe this is a known bug in synaptic: #864640 .  https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=864640
By the way... Why is the VirtualBox Guest Utils package not available in the official repositories?
It is: https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=virtualbox-guest-utils
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