Hi everyone, firstly thanks so much for everything you do. I’m having trouble updating the virtualbox version of whonix (I’ve had this trouble with previous version also.)
Whonixcheck always fails to download updates. I’ve tried, no kidding, probably 10-15 times, including with many times with fresh imports of the .ova. This happens in both gateway and workstation.
If I try to update “manually” using the terminal, there are many errors there also.
Here is the most common error I encounter:
E: Failed to fetch tor+https://cdn-aws.deb.debian.org/debian/dists/buster/main/by-hash/SHA256/b406b8eca3f17b15ba9c54801cc85fa4773c560a0703ef1963d787f53054fdd3 Hash Sum mismatch Hashes of expected file: - Filesize:36084575 [weak] - SHA256:b406b8eca3f17b15ba9c54801cc85fa4773c560a0703ef1963d787f53054fdd3 - MD5Sum:580784480d1f2e799c6f345f741ef1d6 [weak] Hashes of received file: - SHA256:28ce0d5ba3774a7a4180f30df2721edecf152faece32b65e3a21058317d422f2 - MD5Sum:d2d6be2478887495d92e89e131eedf94 [weak] - Filesize:36084575 [weak] Last modification reported: Sat, 07 Sep 2019 08:39:34 +0000 Release file created at: Sat, 07 Sep 2019 09:51:20 +0000 E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. user@host:~$
... Get:4 tor+https://cdn-aws.deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 Packages [10.6 MB] Ign:12 tor+https://cdn-aws.deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 Contents (deb) Err:12 tor+https://cdn-aws.deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 Contents (deb) SOCKS proxy socks5h://127.0.0.1:9050 could not connect to cdn-aws.deb.debian.org (0.0.0.0:0) due to: general SOCKS server failure (1) [IP: 127.0.0.1 9050] Fetched 367 kB in 5min 41s (1,076 B/s) Reading package lists... Done E: Failed to fetch tor+https://cdn-aws.deb.debian.org/debian/dists/buster/main/by-hash/SHA256/03ed6f358a3d72cc586dcf6fc262181d3396ca3e31650414d7b087617fbac7f8 SOCKS proxy socks5h://127.0.0.1:9050 could not connect to cdn-aws.deb.debian.org (0.0.0.0:0) due to: general SOCKS server failure (1) [IP: 127.0.0.1 9050] E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Other errors may have occurred but these are the only one I can reproduce at the time.
I’ve tried cleaning apt packages with
apt-get clean rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*
And no luck.
I’ve tried updating with new tor nodes (via “n” key in nyx) and this doesn’t seem to help. (tried many times)
I’ve even tried “onionizing” the debian and whonix repositories with the instructions from the wiki.
What am I doing wrong??
Any help is very very very appreciated. I want to run Whonix, but I believe for the most secure experience it should be updated.