[SOLVED] Error installing apps

  • FreedomBox is plugged into a router at home
  • Running Freedombox 19.2 up to date


I am getting this error message when I try to install apps:

Error installing application: Error during installation E: Repository ‘http://security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates InRelease’ changed its ‘Suite’ value from ‘testing’ to ‘stable’

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

This requires a one-time manual step of accepting the change from testing to stable. This is basically triggered by Debian 10 becoming available.

I know one way of fixing it.

Login via SSH into your FreedomBox and run sudo apt update.
You will see a similar message as above. Not an error but a prompt with (y/n) to accept the change of the ‘Suite’ value from ‘testing’ to ‘stable’. Press y and enter.

After this all upgrades and installations should be working again.

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This made me realize that setting the distribution to buster in Pioneer edition images also causes the future problem of not being able to upgrade to Debian 11 when it becomes available in 2 years.

Maybe it should be automatically changed from buster to stable in one of the updates.

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That worked great - thanks!