avast warning when updating


Mar 6, 2022
In the "Administrations -> Updates " section, a warning appears as follows.
Avast is running now. I checked.
Is there anything to be done about this issue?

Ign:5 http://deb.avast.com/lin/repo debian-buster InRelease
Hit:6 http://deb.avast.com/lin/repo debian-buster Release
Fetched 52.1 kB in 1s (46.7 kB/s)
Reading package lists...
W: http://deb.avast.com/lin/repo/dists/debian-buster/Release.gpg: Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring (/etc/apt/trusted.gpg), see the DEPRECATION section in apt-key(8) for details.
Seems you've installed avast a while ago - as the gpg-key for the avast repo is imported in /etc/apt/trusted.gpg, instead of put as separate file in /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d (as the warning says).

For not this is not a problem (read the DEPRECATION section in apt-key(8)) - but it might be worth it to clean this up at some point (description is in the man-page).

The current avast on pmg wiki-page has the updated instructions:

also your sources.list.d entry for avast still mentions buster - depending on your PMG version this is probably outdated (PMG 7 is bullseye, PMG 8 is bookworm, but avast has not released a version for bookworm yet).

I hope this helps!


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