rzusman
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Buster update fails

Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:44 am

I updated my Jessie install it Buster, and got a bunch of errors. Surprisingly, it actually boots and runs (mostly), but not all of my software is working, notably lirc.

When I try a ‘sudo apt-get update’ I get the following error:

Get:1 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org buster InRelease [15.0 kB]
Get:2 http://raspberrypi.collabora.com buster InRelease
Get:3 http://archive.raspberrypi.org buster InRelease [25.1 kB]
100% [2 InRelease gpgv 930 B] [Connecting to mirrordirector.raspbian.org (2a00:1098:0:80:1000:75:0:3)]Splitting up /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/raspberrypi.collabora.com_dists_buIgn http://raspberrypi.collabora.com buster InRelease
E: GPG error: http://raspberrypi.collabora.com buster InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)

There are many suggestions on the web of how to fix this, but nothing I’ve tried has worked. I don’t think this has anything to do with proxies, since I’m doing this at home.

Any ideas on how to fix this, or should I just wipe the SD car and start from scratch (I really don’t want to do this, because I did a lot of configuration to get this system to do what i want).

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Re: Buster update fails

Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:08 am

rzusman wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:44 am
I updated my Jessie install it Buster, and got a bunch of errors. Surprisingly, it actually boots and runs (mostly), but not all of my software is working, notably lirc.

When I try a ‘sudo apt-get update’ I get the following error:

Get:1 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org buster InRelease [15.0 kB]
Get:2 http://raspberrypi.collabora.com buster InRelease
Get:3 http://archive.raspberrypi.org buster InRelease [25.1 kB]
100% [2 InRelease gpgv 930 B] [Connecting to mirrordirector.raspbian.org (2a00:1098:0:80:1000:75:0:3)]Splitting up /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/raspberrypi.collabora.com_dists_buIgn http://raspberrypi.collabora.com buster InRelease
E: GPG error: http://raspberrypi.collabora.com buster InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)

There are many suggestions on the web of how to fix this, but nothing I’ve tried has worked. I don’t think this has anything to do with proxies, since I’m doing this at home.

Any ideas on how to fix this, or should I just wipe the SD car and start from scratch (I really don’t want to do this, because I did a lot of configuration to get this system to do what i want).

Going from one release to another has never been a recommendation:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/buster ... -raspbian/
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Re: Buster update fails

Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:45 am

As FotL says, upgrading Raspbian from one release to the next is not recommended, although it can work if you are lucky/careful. However, jumping from a really old release like Jessie to the latest Buster is not likely to work at all.

The best bet is to start with a new SD card using the latest Buster and copy your user files/data over and go through all the configuration.

It may be possible to get away with upgrading to Stretch, then to Buster, but there have been so many changes that it is unlikely that will work well either.
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Re: Buster update fails

Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:31 am

rzusman wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:44 am

100% [2 InRelease gpgv 930 B] [Connecting to mirrordirector.raspbian.org (2a00:1098:0:80:1000:75:0:3)]Splitting up /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/raspberrypi.collabora.com_dists_buIgn http://raspberrypi.collabora.com buster InRelease
E: GPG error: http://raspberrypi.collabora.com buster InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?)
The Raspberry Pi port of Collabora died many moons ago. Take that junk out and switch to the Chromium or Firefox browsers. (Looks like it was the middle of 2015 when that happened.)

Or better setup a new Raspbian Buster 2020-02-05 system on a new SDCard and move your application and data to it.
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