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Re: NSLU2 D-I RC2, installation oddities, apt-get update error

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On Wed 2007-03-28 07:47:05 -0400, Rob Lockhart wrote:

> When logging in as root for the first time, I have to change the root
> password to something other than what I chose during the install.  That
> seems a little redundant.
> Now, when I do "apt-get update" as root, I get this weird error:
> W: GPG error: http://security.debian.org etch/updates Release: Unknown
> error executing gpgv
> W: GPG error: http://mirrors.kernel.org etch Release: Unknown error
> executing gpgv
> W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

I've had both of these problems when my clock wasn't set right.  gpg
will refuse to verify things if the dates are wildly off from its
conception of what the date is.  This makes sense to me, actually: if
it thinks today is 2000-01-01, should GPG say "yes, this message is
fine, even though it's signed by a key that won't be created for
another seven years"?

Start by setting your clock by hand to something approximating the
correct date, then do another "apt-get update".  If that works without
the gpgv error, then install ntp and make sure it's working properly,
which should fix most of your problems if your slug is attached to the


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