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PSA: If you use Bazzite you need to do a manual fix to get updates

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Bazzite, the popular version of Linux powered by Fedora and Universal Blue that's great for handhelds including the Steam Deck, ASUS ROG Ally, Lenovo Legion Go and others needs a little manual user effort after a bit of human error.

Unless you take action, you will not get any updates going forward. Developer Jorge O. Castro noted in a forum post how they "were rotating our cosign keypairs this morning, which is the method that we use to sign our images" and unfortunately they "made a critical error which has resulted in forcing you to take manual steps to migrate to our newly signed images".

However, this only affects people who installed Bazzite on a device before July 2nd, if you downloaded it after July 3rd, you're all good.

They have a script set up that you can run that will fix the problem, so all you have to do is run this in a terminal app (code source):

curl -sL https://fix.universal-blue.org/ | sudo bash

To ensure it doesn't ever happen again, they've noted some process changes to be implemented.

See all the details in the forum post announcement.

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I understand this is the easiest way to do that but in general it is a very bad idea to directly pipe any script from curl to sudo bash 😅
Liam Dawe Jul 4
Quoting: hardpenguinI understand this is the easiest way to do that but in general it is a very bad idea to directly pipe any script from curl to sudo bash 😅
For random scripts across the internet, absolutely. But one directly from the official source? It's fine.
tohur Jul 4
Me making my own image based on Bazzite saved me from this issue lol. cause its my key on github needed for updates not Bazzites haha
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: hardpenguinI understand this is the easiest way to do that but in general it is a very bad idea to directly pipe any script from curl to sudo bash 😅
For random scripts across the internet, absolutely. But one directly from the official source? It's fine.
Until someone hijacks the domain or the request itself 🙈

(but yes it is probably fine)
Stuff happens, and it is really nice to see a quick response in which:
- Jorge owns up to doing a mistake.
- Provides a resolution.
- Reinforces the current process to avoid it in the future.
- Thanks the rest of the rest of the team.
- Apologizes to the user, and recognizes this erodes trust.

Jorge is a good guy and a responsible leader, please give him another chance.
Quoting: hardpenguinI understand this is the easiest way to do that but in general it is a very bad idea to directly pipe any script from curl to sudo bash 😅

I looked this up yesterday on their forum & they had alternate instructions for those who might have had issues w/ remote script piping, so there are options.
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