Debian apt repository - info in Releases is meh

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
    v10.4.3 on Debian bookworm (stable), and soon v11.0.0 also on Debian bookworm (stable).

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    Get unattended-upgrades working reliably for Grafana

  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    Using the Release distribution meta-data e.g.

  • What happened?
    apt-cache policy shows the meta-data in the Grafana repo Release has o=. also l=. and n=stable - confirmed by checking the Release file content.

  • What did you expect to happen?
    I would have expected the meta-data to be something like:

    • o=Grafana - Origin: Grafana
    • n=bookworm - Codename: bookworm
    • l=Grafana-Labs - Label: Grafana-Labs

The MySQL community has a good example at:

  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?

I note that current instructions have switched the repo source from to - so I have done this, and the same meta is in the Release file.

Debian carefully distinguished between Suite: stable and Codename: bookworm - later this year, stable will be switched to trixie which will have a different toolchain etc.

This is really an FYI - I can get unattended-upgrade working, but I don’t know where to report the unconfigured meta for the Grafana apt repo.