[ubuntu-za] Software verification issues.

David Robert Lewis ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Sun Apr 5 12:48:24 BST 2009


Lee Sharp wrote:
> 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 -
>
> 			Lee
>
>   
thanks, I needed that. Couldn't find GPG extension and forgot it stands 
for GNU Pretty Good Privacy



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