SiKing

February 18, 2009

Launchpad.net PPA changes

Filed under: iotal,linux,ooo — SiKing @ 10:30 am
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I got a few third-party repos on my Linux box, and for like the past month I have been getting some errors when refreshing my packages:

W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy Release: The following
signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not
available: NO_PUBKEY 60D11217247D1CFF
W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy Release: The following
signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not
available: NO_PUBKEY FCA4A9D8F45955CE

All this comes from outdated GPG keys due to some changes at Launchpad.net: info and alternate solution.

The first one comes from OpenOffice.org3 – full instructions here. All you have to do is update your key with: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 247D1CFF.

The second one is from Transmission – again, full instructions. For that one, I did two things: 1) update the repo source to http://ppa.launchpad.net/transmissionbt/ppa/ubuntu (from http://ppa.launchpad.net/bortis/ppa/ubuntu), and 2) update the key with: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 365C5CA1.

For the sake of cleaning up, I would still like to find out how to delete the old keys and perhaps more importantly which keys to get rid of.

As a last bit, I would like to say that all this is the opposite of intuitive – definitely an area for improvement.

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3 Comments »

  1. This (www.sourceslist.eu) is a site entirely dedicated to the sources.list for Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, OpenSuse, Fedora. On the site you will find the text version and the debian version. The debian version is automatically updated when you update your distro. (sudo apt-get dist-upgrade). There is also a script to add gpg key.

    Comment by ingalex — April 7, 2009 @ 1:58 pm | Reply

  2. Finally. I could not figure out what the heck I was doing wrong with this GPG error. Thanks for the useful information on this one.

    Comment by Paul — April 4, 2009 @ 5:52 pm | Reply

  3. Thank you for this useful blogpost. It solved my problem.

    Comment by Prosper — February 19, 2009 @ 2:40 am | Reply


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