Error in the terminal trying to fix an error with synaptic Manager

ashley benton davameg at
Thu Sep 13 06:50:45 UTC 2007

Thank you for your quick answer, but can you tell me how I find the public key? And if it is only a transient problem why does it do it since almost a week now and what can I do about it? 
I push the reload button in synaptic package manager and now I have this message:
W: Duplicate sources.list entry edgy-security/restricted Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_edgy-security_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry edgy-security/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_edgy-security_main_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry edgy-security/multiverse Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_edgy-security_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages)

Do I leave it like that or can I do something about it?



--- mario.vukelic at wrote:

From: Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at>
To: davameg at, "Ubuntu user technical support,	not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
Subject: Re: Error in the terminal trying to fix an error with synaptic Manager
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 08:35:36 +0200

On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 23:19 -0700, ashley benton wrote:
> meg at meg-desktop:~$ gpg --keyserver
> edgy-commercial main --recv-keys
> gpg: directory `/home/meg/.gnupg' created
> gpg: new configuration file `/home/meg/.gnupg/gpg.conf' created
> gpg: WARNING: options in `/home/meg/.gnupg/gpg.conf' are not yet
> active during this run
> gpg: keyring `/home/meg/.gnupg/secring.gpg' created
> gpg: keyring `/home/meg/.gnupg/pubring.gpg' created
> usage: gpg [options] [filename]
> meg at meg-desktop:~$ 
> The first line is the one that I typed but I didn't want to create a
> directory or what mean new configuration file? Did I create and
> configure a directory in my computer or in the web site I was trying
> to get the information from?

This is not an error. It seems you just never used gpg before, and so it
had to create the configuration files (and directory) on your first use.
Personal configuration files are located as hidden files or directories
(that is, with a leading dot) in your home directory. You can see all
those when you open a file manager window in /home/<user> and enable
menu View -> Show hidden files.

> If somebody could help me fix this that would be great.
> The other error that I was trying to fix is the following. Each time I
> tried to reload the synaptic manager I had these messages:
> 1 message:
> An error occurred
> The following details are provided:
> W: GPG error: etch
> Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the
> public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 07DC563D1F41B907

You are missing the public key for this repository

> The second message is:
> Could not download all repository indexes
> The repository might be no longer available or could not be contacted
> because of network problems. If available an older version of the
> failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored.
> Check your network connection and the correct writing of the
> repository address in the preferences.
> Packages.bz2:Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2)
> Packages.bz2:Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2)

This is probably just a transient problem with the server. Try again
after a while and see if it works

> Now I have a new message:
> The repository information has changed. You have to click on the
> "Reload" button for your changes to take effect

You have changed the repository list (added or deleted a repository),
and now the list has to be reloaded from the server. That's expected.
> Can somebody help me to understand what I did and how to fix it,

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