'apt-get update' error

A friend is trying to 'apt-get update' his BBB running wheezy:-

    root@beaglebone:~# apt-get update
    Get:1 http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates Release.gpg [1554 B]
    Get:2 http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates Release [39.0 kB]
    Get:3 http://ftp.us.debian.org wheezy Release.gpg [2373 B]
    Get:4 http://debian.beagleboard.org wheezy-bbb Release.gpg [490 B]
    Get:5 http://ftp.us.debian.org wheezy-updates Release.gpg [1554 B]
    Get:6 http://debian.beagleboard.org wheezy-bbb Release [3403 B]
    W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs:
    E: Release file for
    http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/Release is expired
    (invalid since 1086d 21h 50min 48s). Updates for this repository will
    not be applied.

So, what should he do?

You did not say which version of wheezy (Debian 7) he is running.
The last stable release of Debian 7 was 2015.
Maybe he should consider upgrading to Debian 8. (jessie)
Debian 8.7 is the most recent stable release.

— Graham

what’s the date on the board?

The 9D6D8F6BC857C906 key expired a few years back, we've since moved
to a repo that has a key with no expiration:

It's a 2 step process to fix and update it:



How much longer with Wheezy support I wonder. My x86 support system for my beaglebones here has already stopped upgrading. Not a single security update either.

Which when security updates stop happening thats really what queue’s me to move on . . .

The Debian LTS team is taking care of it now:


Debian 7 “Wheezy”, i386, amd64, armel and armhf, from 26th April 2016
to 31st May 2018


Actually for x86 Stretch RCx isn’t looking too bad. I mean I happened across a few videos on youtube showing off the new XFCE desktop, and it looks pretty good. But thats looks. People are saying it’s pretty stable for a testing branch though.