To allow the system to check the packages authenticity, you need to provide the release key.
# Add the release PGP keys: curl -s https://syncthing.net/release-key.txt | sudo apt-key add -
stable channel is updated with stable release builds, usually every first
Tuesday of the month.
# Add the "stable" channel to your APT sources: echo "deb https://apt.syncthing.net/ syncthing stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/syncthing.list
candidate channel is updated with release candidate builds, usually every
second Tuesday of the month. These predate the corresponding stable builds by about three
# Add the "candidate" channel to your APT sources: echo "deb https://apt.syncthing.net/ syncthing candidate" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/syncthing.list
To make sure the system packages do not take preference over those in this repository, you need to adjust the priority/preference.
# Increase preference of Syncthing's packages ("pinning") printf "Package: *\nPin: origin apt.syncthing.net\nPin-Priority: 990\n" | sudo tee /etc/apt/preferences.d/syncthing
# Update and install syncthing: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install syncthing
Depending on your distribution, you may see an error similar to the following when running
E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. N: Is the package apt-transport-https installed? E: Failed to fetch https://apt.syncthing.net/dists/syncthing/InRelease
If so, please install the
apt-transport-https package and try again:
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
If you insist, you can also use the above URLs with