[ubuntu-za] Software verification issues.

Lee Sharp leesharp at hal-pc.org
Sat Apr 4 19:57:04 BST 2009

David Robert Lewis wrote:
> Lee Sharp wrote:
>> David Robert Lewis wrote:
>>> Is there a simple and easy way to keep newly installed software verified 
>>> in the security protocol? I'm finding a lot of software that I install, 
>>> can't be verified and I don't know how to easily verify it without going 
>>> through some long and difficult procedure. Any tips?
>> Step one is to figure out why it can't be verified.  The two most common 
>> reasons are;
>> The net connection is down when you try to veriffy the key on the 
>> package. (Generally only happens if you set "Download in the background")
>> You have a repository with no key.
>> 			Lee
> most of the local repositories don't seem to have keys. Also, I am 
> battling to install the chrome key. What format should a key be  in to 
> import it from a text file?

Never tried that.  However, this link for adding the key for the WINE 
repository may help...

wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo 
apt-key add -


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