[vbox-dev] ubuntu repo error: "changed its 'Codename' value

Stéphane Charette stephanecharette at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 17:25:41 UTC 2017

If anyone is getting this error when doing "apt-get update":

> sudo apt-get update
> ...
> E: Repository 'http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian artful
InRelease' changed its 'Codename' value from 'zesty' to 'artful'
> N: This must be accepted explicitly before updates for this repository
can be applied. See apt-secure(8) manpage for details.

Took me a while to figure it out, as the referenced man page isn't very
helpful.  Tried re-running "apt-key add", but that didn't fix it.  Finally
found this solution.  Run it once, and seems to be fine now:

> sudo apt-get update --allow-releaseinfo-change

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