Cannot update, "Release File Expired"


Trying sudo apt-get update returns:
Hit http://deb.whonix.org jessie InRelease
E: Release file for http://deb.whonix.org/dists/jessie/InRelease is expired (invalid since 6d 10h 59min 33s). Updates for this repository will not be applied.

This seems to be a pattern that happens every couple of months or so



You’re really late. Upgrade to Whonix 14 required.


Can you elaborate on " > Hit http://deb.whonix.org jessie InRelease"? I’m using a fresh Qubes 4 install. Default out of the box config in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/whonix.list includes

deb http://deb.whonix.org jessie main

The “Stay Tuned” link does not explain how to work around this issue.


Hi toholdauill

Likely you are using an older Qubes 4 iso which includes the older Whonix release version (Whonix 13). Whonix 14 is current stable.

Whonix 13 is deprecated. No longer supported.



Upgrade in place.


Install fresh Whonix 14 templates. Recommended.


Release file for ... is expired. Updates for this repository will not be applied.

@Patrick i suggest to remove whonix from Qubes dvds releases to avoid this headache. unless Qubes having faster releases this issue will never going to get solved.(even with future releases , this will keep pop-up)