Upgrade from 1.7.0 to 1.7.1¶
SecureDrop 1.7.1 is a bugfix release to address an issue introduced in SecureDrop 1.7.0 which caused an outage for some long-running SecureDrop instances. Please see Upgrade from 1.6.0 to 1.7.0 for important information about SecureDrop 1.7.0.
Automatic server upgrades¶
As with previous releases, your servers will be upgraded to the latest version of SecureDrop automatically within 24 hours of the release.
Because this release resolves an ongoing outage for some instances, you may want to apply it immediately.
Updating Workstations to SecureDrop 1.7.1¶
Using the graphical updater¶
On the next boot of your SecureDrop Journalist and Admin Workstations, the SecureDrop Workstation Updater will alert you to workstation updates. You must have configured an administrator password on the Tails welcome screen in order to use the graphical updater.
Perform the update to 1.7.1 by clicking “Update Now”:
Performing a manual update¶
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:
cd ~/Persistent/securedrop git fetch --tags gpg --keyserver hkps://keys.openpgp.org --recv-key \ "2224 5C81 E3BA EB41 38B3 6061 310F 5612 00F4 AD77" git tag -v 1.7.1
The output should include the following two lines:
gpg: using RSA key 22245C81E3BAEB4138B36061310F561200F4AD77 gpg: Good signature from "SecureDrop Release Signing Key"
Please verify that each character of the fingerprint above matches what is on the screen of your workstation. If it does, you can check out the new release:
git checkout 1.7.1
Finally, run the following commands:
./securedrop-admin setup ./securedrop-admin tailsconfig
Should you require further support with your SecureDrop installation, we are happy to help!
- Community support is available at https://forum.securedrop.org
- If you are already a member of our support portal, please don’t hesitate to open a ticket there. If you would like to request access, please contact us at email@example.com (GPG encrypted). Note that your ticket will be visible to all support portal users at your organization; if this is a concern, reach out by email to the above address or to a staff member directly.
- The Freedom of the Press Foundation offers training and priority support services. See https://securedrop.org/priority-support/ for more information.