I think I messed up one of my Admin sticks badly today.
I got somewhat stressed with other things when I updated it some week ago, so I didn’t get the time to complete and test it after the upgrade. And now when I’m trying to use it I’m unable to get it to work. Only a few seconds after the connection to Tor is established the connection breaks and a pop-up error message is displayed
Error while checking for upgrades (that obviously doesn’t have anything to do with the error, more caused by it).
If I start the machine without network and remove the /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/65-configure-tor-for-securedrop.sh, then plug in the network, the machine seems to work with Tor as it should. So something seems to go wrong running the script.
Rerunning the securedrop-admin tailsconfig stops at the
run securedrop network hook for a long time, and then finaly fails.
That’s about as far as I got with my troubleshooting today. Do you have any ideas where to start… or might it be easier to just start over with a new admin-stick, cloning the repository and only copying the files really needed?
(There is no rush, I can work around the problem with a journalist key for user-administration and direct-console access if I need to control the servers for some reason.)