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Activate the Proxmox VE No Subscription Repository


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Proxmox Virtual Environment is an open-source server virtualization environment. It is a Debian-based Linux distribution with a modified Ubuntu LTS kernel and allows deployment and management of virtual machines and containers.

This quick tutorial will show you how to activate the Proxmox VE no subscription repository so you can keep your Proxmox server up to date properly.

First you will want to edit the sources.list file in the directory path shown, replace the contents in sources.list with the information listed below.

edit /etc/apt/sources.list

deb stretch main contrib

# PVE pve-no-subscription repository provided by,
# NOT recommended for production use
deb stretch pve-no-subscription

# security updates
deb stretch/updates main contrib

Next add the PUBKEY for this repo to avoid any error messages.

apt-key add key.asc

Next, make a backup and remove the enterprise repository from the sources.list.d directory.

cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
mv pve-enterprise.list pve-enterprise.list.bak

Now you are able to properly update Proxmox.

apt update
apt upgrade

Reboot and you are all set.

Published Jan 8, 2019

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