Updating tor leads to keys, and ansible, and editors

Good Timezone!

Today I decided to dig into why my tor relays wouldn’t update. I mean, what else is there to do at 4 am when on vacation?

Good news. If I had a cron set up to renew the keys, I wouldn’t have run into issues. Better news, because I didn’t, I got to learn a bunch of new things regarding sysadmin.

First, How to update a repo’s apt signing keys. (much thanks to https://linux-audit.com/how-to-solve-an-expired-key-keyexpired-with-apt/)

Second, Ansible can do things locally. (https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/user_guide/playbooks_delegation.html) Which is interesting to discover when you discover it’s looking for things on your local box, and not on the remote box where the commands run great manually.

Finally, git var (https://git-scm.com/docs/git-var) This is a really nice command when you can’t figure out why your commit editor is nano instead of vim and none of the envsĀ mentioned in the man page for git-config seem to be set.

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