Troubleshooting Workstation Updates
This section includes some general troubleshooting instructions for common workstation update issues. For additional, version-specific issues and recommended actions, please see the relevant admin upgrade guide.
Performing a manual update
Sometimes, when an update doesn’t go according to plan, it’s necessary to perform a manual update and clear the update flag.
If the graphical updater fails and you want to perform a manual update instead,
first delete the graphical updater’s temporary flag file, if it exists (the
securedrop is not a typo):
This will prevent the graphical updater from attempting to re-apply the failed update and has no bearing on future updates. You can now perform a manual update by running the following commands:
git fetch --tags
gpg --keyserver hkps://keys.openpgp.org --recv-key \
"2359 E653 8C06 13E6 5295 5E6C 188E DD3B 7B22 E6A3"
git tag -v 2.7.0
The output should include the following two lines:
gpg: using RSA key 2359E6538C0613E652955E6C188EDD3B7B22E6A3
gpg: Good signature from "SecureDrop Release Signing Key <firstname.lastname@example.org>" [unknown]
Please verify that each character of the fingerprint above matches what is on the screen of your workstation. A warning that the key is not certified is normal and expected. If the output includes the lines above, you can check out the new release:
git checkout 2.7.0
Finally, run the following commands:
sudo apt update