Debian Updates Warning

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Tried to do apt-get update on a Debian 4 installation, and got this warning:

    W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs:
    9AA38DCD55BE302B
    W: GPG error: ... etch Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 9AA38DCD55BE302B

    Googling that key ID brought up several pages offering the same suggestion for fixing the problem. However, after manually importing the specified key into my keyring,
    gpg --list-keys displayed the following about it:

    pub 1024D/4F368D5D 2005-01-31 [expired: 2006-01-31]
    uid Debian Archive Automatic Signing Key (2005) <>

    That's right, it's an expired key. So the Debian repositories shouldn't be using it for signing packages any more.

    My guess is, this is a temporary glitch. Better to wait for it to be resolved than to do the above manual workaround.
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jun 15, 2009
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    AD. Guest

    On Jun 15, 1:12 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l...@geek-
    central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
    > Tried to do apt-get update on a Debian 4 installation, and got this warning:


    > That's right, it's an expired key. So the Debian repositories shouldn't be using it for signing packages any more.
    >
    > My guess is, this is a temporary glitch. Better to wait for it to be resolved than to do the above manual workaround.


    My guess is that particular machine hasn't been updated in a long
    time. Debian does issue new keyring updates from time to time so new
    keys can be distributed before existing ones expire.

    http://packages.debian.org/etch/debian-archive-keyring (updated about
    6 months ago)

    My Debian 4 (Etch) servers don't have that problem.

    --
    Cheers
    Anton
     
    AD., Jun 15, 2009
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  3. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    thingy Guest

    On Jun 15, 1:12 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l...@geek-
    central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
    > Tried to do apt-get update on a Debian 4 installation, and got this warning:
    >
    > W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs:
    > 9AA38DCD55BE302B
    > W: GPG error: ... etch Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 9AA38DCD55BE302B
    >
    > Googling that key ID brought up several pages offering the same suggestion for fixing the problem. However, after manually importing the specified key into my keyring,
    > gpg --list-keys displayed the following about it:
    >
    > pub   1024D/4F368D5D 2005-01-31 [expired: 2006-01-31]
    > uid                  Debian Archive Automatic Signing Key (2005) <>
    >
    > That's right, it's an expired key. So the Debian repositories shouldn't be using it for signing packages any more.
    >
    > My guess is, this is a temporary glitch. Better to wait for it to be resolved than to do the above manual workaround.


    It is, happens occasionally...

    regards

    Thing
     
    thingy, Jun 15, 2009
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