Apt-get update NOSPLIT Error / Cannot Install May Update

Went to watch some TV this afternoon, and was greeted with OSMC saying it couldn’t update itself. Forced an update, and then it errored out with a “unknown plugin” error.

Decided to check to see if the apt repo was throwing an error for some reason, and sure enough it was:

osmc@osmc:~$ sudo apt-get update
Get:1 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates InRelease [43 B]
Err:1 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates InRelease
Clearsigned file isn’t valid, got ‘NOSPLIT’ (does the network require authentication?)
Ign:3 http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease
Hit:4 http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch-updates InRelease
Hit:5 http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch Release
Hit:2 http://ftp.fau.de/osmc/osmc/apt stretch InRelease
Fetched 43 B in 1s (24 B/s)
Reading package lists… Done
E: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/stretch/updates/InRelease Clearsigned file isn’t valid, got ‘NOSPLIT’ (does the network require authentication?)
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
osmc@osmc:~$

Did some searching, and much of it was related to network adapters failing, odd DNS issues or SD cards failing. Verified that I’m not having any DNS or ISP errors as I could connect via a laptop on the same wireless network, and the network adapter on the Vero 4k+ itself was not showing any network errors/dropped packets via ifconfig. Also verified that the NAND disk is not showing any filesystem errors via a fsck as we did have a power outage the other night that I thought might have contributed.

Are the debian mirrors having issues right now? If I force an apt-get dist-upgrade I get all packages failing checksums.

Logs if it helps: https://paste.osmc.tv/sabuyeneje

I just tried and it works for me from the same mirror.

Try again, it may have just been a network glitch.

48 hrs later and it looks like it’s been resolved. Guess it was a network issue with the repo rather than hardware. Phew!

It wouldn’t have been a hardware issue.
Glad to hear all is well now.

Sam