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Whonix News File Format[edit]

Version 0.2 used by Whonix 0.5.6

First line contains version and may not contain any spaces!


news text here
some more news text

How to create a valid Whonix News File[edit]


(1). safe as whonix_news


(2). sign

gpg --clearsign whonix_news

(3). test

gpg --verify whonix_news.asc

Using Maintainer Script[edit]


Extra implementation info[edit]

Signing and verification (as sanity check) of whonix_news is automated by upload_whonix_news.

50_check-whonix-news will find out the current installing version by:

## Read only FIRST line.
read -r INSTALLED_WHONIX_VERSION < /usr/local/share/whonix/version
## Remove ALL spaces.

While phrasing the whonix_news, it's not required to remove the OpenPGP Signature, because the function verify_whonix_news in 50_check-whonix-news will use gpg --decrypt to get plain text, which will result in the Whonix News File Format.


0.1 to 0.2

  • /usr/share/whonix/version changed to /usr/local/share/whonix/version

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