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One of the answers in Debian: updating package lists with apt-offline, --simulate not understood for apt-get update mentions that the issue was fixed in Ubuntu 14.04.

However, on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, the command sudo apt-offline set apt-offline.sig still fails with the same error messages. Does anyone know whether apt-offline will be fixed soon in Ubuntu 14.04, so it can, for example, be used to update offline machines to the upcoming 14.04.1 release?

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  • I've rewritten your question but I'm confused as to the fact that Jeff's answer does link to a valid patch, as well as the existence of a workaround. – Doktoro Reichard Jul 24 '14 at 18:26
  • Thanks Doktoro Reichard for your note. Yes, I saw that there was a workaround, which I haven't tried yet. I was just hoping that a fix to apt-offline would be released as part of an ordinary update, which would make it more accessible to "newbies". – David J Slate Jul 24 '14 at 19:03

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