I had a number of unexplainable issues just occur and I am not sure what to make of any of it. First off there was a very long Gateway update again I don't know the size as it no longer says how many packages it is. The gateway updates updated fine with no issues. I then checked for updates on the workstation and found that there were no updates. The following day I ran gateway did I whonix check and everything was up to date but when I ran workstation I got a message I have never seen before. It said that it was unable to read and obtain a whonix check and that I should run an update manually. Which I did. This update ran and asked me permission regarding the affected disk space I said yes and immediately it said that old files were used new ones were not available or something to that nature. I then closed it out and reran another Whonix check and again it said that there were packages to install this time it did NOT say that it was unable to read it just said that I need to update and install packages. So once again I ran the update it again asked me premissions regarding disk space I typed Y then the next branch of text in the terminal said "Warning packages can not be verified do you want to continue" to which I said no. I then tried rebooting and trying again as this has worked in the past. Again I ran a whonix check and it told me that I I needed to update so I opened up the terminal and began to update. This time I got the message that old files were used due to inavailability of new ones. This time I typed in the update command which instantly gave me a bunch of errors saying that whonix could not run, stream isolation could not run, and connection to tor was not possible. I kept trying to update after rebooting whonix gateway and workstation and kept getting the same issue that it was trying to get me to install something that was not authenticated.
Now here is the REALLY weird part. I don’t know if this is related but when I opened my host download folder where I have PGP4USB I had all the extracted files EXCEPT the ones that runs for Linux 64bit I am 100% sure I did not delete this, I even checked the trash to make sure. Furthermore I noticed that when I clicked on downloads the window itself was locked to be a rectangular window that could not be adjusted. So I could not see what files were in there. I had to click on one and use the arrow keys to scroll down it was then that I noticed that my PGP4USB linux64 exe file was no longer in the downloads folder. Fortunately I have all my keys on my workstation PGP but it seems I have magically lost all my PGP keys on my host. When I reinstalled a new PGP4USB with the linux64 exe file it opened like there were no keys saved. I have never had anything like this happen, and I am very new to Linux so if I was to be hacked it would be a sitting duck. Can you please advise on how to get the authenticated update?? Is it still safe to use the workstation without the update?? Do you have any idea how any of this could have caused the disappearance of my host PGP4USB exe file??
I apologize in advance as I very new to Linux and whonix so I don't know the proper lingo, so please forgive my lack of knowlege and ability to effectively explain my problem I hope what I said made sense.