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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007189Kali LinuxKali Websites & Docspublic2021-06-30 08:49
ReporterTechyShishy Assigned Torhertzog  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version2021.1 
Summary0007189: Mirror is 2 years out of date

I was introducing a friend to Kali, and she was having trouble installing packages, we traced the problem to fact that the mirror that was being autoselected for her,, has a timestamp of 30-Apr-2019 18:03 on dists/kali-rolling/Release and dists/kali-rolling/Contents-amd64.gz, as well as many of the other files. Many files are older than that, and I could not find a file newer than that. Additionally, the list of versions available in that repo support the theory that it's an out of date repo and not just a timestamp failure.

Given that this repo is priority 100 for Canada, and diagnosing the problem is non-trivial for someone not familiar with debian repo mechanics, this seems moderately high priority to at least remove it from the metalink.




2021-05-15 14:46

reporter   ~0014551

try to find at repositories and copy paste them in /etc/apt/sources.list and save then apt update link to repo's



2021-05-19 02:52

reporter   ~0014570

Yes, commenting out the default kali update link and adding berkeley for example works, but TechyShishy is right, it is very annoying to have to edit all the VMs to reflect this if you're in Canada. This is a major issue I noticed since a few days too, it wasn't doing it a few weeks ago.



2021-05-19 19:37

reporter   ~0014576

seriously i didn't know about this isue



2021-05-28 15:13

administrator   ~0014594

Thanks for the notice. This was indeed a regression in our script that ensures that mirrors are up-to-date. It has been fixed now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-05-14 05:08 TechyShishy New Issue
2021-05-15 14:46 Michu Note Added: 0014551
2021-05-19 02:52 securnetic Note Added: 0014570
2021-05-19 19:37 Michu Note Added: 0014576
2021-05-28 15:13 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2021-05-28 15:13 rhertzog Status new => resolved
2021-05-28 15:13 rhertzog Resolution open => fixed
2021-05-28 15:13 rhertzog Note Added: 0014594
2021-05-28 15:18 droidjamil Issue cloned: 0007203
2021-06-30 08:49 g0tmi1k Priority high => normal