[Bug 1052488] Re: "Release" files being overwritten on hotel etc networks
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Tue Sep 18 13:24:55 UTC 2012
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"Release" files being overwritten on hotel etc networks
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I'm quite sure I'm not alone on seeing this, so this might be a
duplicate of another bug. Nonetheless, it's quite annoying.
Sometimes when I travel with my laptop, files such as
become overwritten with data from the "hotel network". See attached
file for what it currently looks like.
This results in apt-get update getting the following error message:
W: GPG error: http://archive.canonical.com precise Release: The
following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu
Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster at ubuntu.com>
The workaround is to remove the offending _Release files.
So 1) why are these "Release" files just saved without any sanity
checking, and 2) if they are, why isn't the correct file overwriting
the wrong one now that I'm home again and on a sane network?
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: apt 0.8.16~exp12ubuntu10.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic 3.2.24
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64
Date: Tue Sep 18 15:15:57 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120103)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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