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Month: April 2015

gpg keys missing, how to fix?

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:41:12 -0400
Hi all;

Whenever I do a package-manager or synaptic refresh, I am getting a 
squawk about missing keys, specifically about a mozilla update from 

And I just discovered that this error window can now be highlighted for a 
copy/paste, the lack of which I have silently bitched about for years.  

Whoever fixed that I owe a case of suds to, hold up ypur hand and 
identify yourself.  Thank you very much.

So here is the error message from synaptic:
W: GPG error: wheezy-backports Release: The 
following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not 
available: NO_PUBKEY 85A3D26506C4AE2A
W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is 
not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: wheezy-updates Release: The following signatures 
were invalid: BADSIG 8B48AD6246925553 Debian Archive Automatic Signing 
Key (7.0/wheezy) <ftpmaster@...>

W: Failed to fetch  
Unable to find expected entry 'updates/binary-i386/Packages' in Release 
file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

W: Failed to fetch  

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old 
ones used instead.
Looks like I am missing 2 gpg sigs then.

I assume there is an apt-get or apt-key command that I can invoke, but 
I'll be dipped if I can remember how it works.

Can someone show me the cli command?


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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