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Re: W: GPG error:



Hi!

* Nikhil Prabhakar <nipraonline@gmail.com> [051222 14:36]:

> After adding backports.org repository I'm getting following error:
[..]
> Fetched 190B in 3s (49B/s)
> Reading package lists... Done
> W: GPG error: http://www.backports.org sarge-backports Release: The
> following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is
> not available: NO_PUBKEY EA8E8B2116BA136C
> W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

Technically speaking that's not an error but an warning message ;)

Starting with 0.6 apt-get has a new security mechanism.  Release files
are digitaly signed and you need to tell apt which keys it should trust.

Please read "man apt-key" and "man apt-secure" and after you understood
what it does, run:

gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-key EA8E8B2116BA136C ; gpg --armor --export EA8E8B2116BA136C | apt-key add -


Yours sincerely,
  Alexander

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