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Author: Hendrik Boom
To: dng
Old-Topics: Re: [DNG] Script to migrate buster desktop to beowulf v1.8
Subject: [DNG] why dies apt update need the date?
On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 12:32:51AM +0200, tito via Dng wrote:
> Made script more robust against failures:
> 1) added test for internet connectivity
> 2) check that time and date is correct
>     or apt update will fail. Fix it 
>     with ntpdate-debian if not correct 

Just curious -- what does apt update need the time and date for?
Aren't the version numbes of the packages all it needs?

-- hendrik