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Old 11-07-2004, 01:43 PM   #1
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apt-get stopped working -> verification failed


All of a sudden my apt-get on my main box stopped working. I can download and find files find, but after download them i just get this verification error. I've tried redownloading alot of times and apt-get -f install but they dont seem to work. Anyone got any advice on what to do? It's worked fine until now. Also my other computer has no problems with apt-get, just my main one. Have no idea what to do...
 
Old 11-07-2004, 02:38 PM   #2
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It's hard to tell what's wrong with it, you don't give much information.

Are you using Sarge or Sid?
Have you done an 'apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade' regularly?
Do you have a mixed sources.list?
Is the package you want to download within your version?
Exactly, what errors is it giving you?
Are they similar to the ones on Section 7 of the APT-HOWTO?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 02:46 PM   #3
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I'm using sarge as it says under my name :P (with 2.6.7 kernel). Everytime i log on in the morning i do a routinely apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, that never fails.
I'm using the default testing / release / stable sources.
The packages i want to download are all upgrades for my current software and the error is:

Code:
Preconfiguring packages ...
Authenticating /var/cache/apt/archives/grep_2.5.1.ds1-3.2_i386.deb ...
debsig: Origin Signature check failed. This deb might not be signed.

dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/grep_2.5.1.ds1-3.2_i386.deb (--unpack):
 Verification on package /var/cache/apt/archives/grep_2.5.1.ds1-3.2_i386.deb failed!
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/grep_2.5.1.ds1-3.2_i386.deb

I have tried -f which technically should override verification, but it doesnt do anything, just give me the same error. It gives me exactly the same error for every thing im trying to update (which now sums up to some 30-40 files [87MB]). I have also tried apt-get clean && apt-get upgrade. Nothing has seemed to work. I am wondering if it is possible to reinstall apt-get, but since apt-get is a frontend how would i have to go about this? Thanks
 
Old 11-07-2004, 03:15 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by bobbens
I'm using sarge as it says under my name :P (with 2.6.7 kernel).

Nobody checks your name, they read your posting.


Everytime i log on in the morning i do a routinely apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, that never fails.

Use dist-upgrade instead of upgrade, as per the APT-HOWTO

I'm using the default testing / release / stable sources.

Does that mean you're using a mixed sources.list, Sarge and Woody?


The packages i want to download are all upgrades for my current software and the error is:

Code:
Preconfiguring packages ...
Authenticating /var/cache/apt/archives/grep_2.5.1.ds1-3.2_i386.deb ...
debsig: Origin Signature check failed. This deb might not be signed.

dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/grep_2.5.1.ds1-3.2_i386.deb (--unpack):
 Verification on package /var/cache/apt/archives/grep_2.5.1.ds1-3.2_i386.deb failed!
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/grep_2.5.1.ds1-3.2_i386.deb

I have tried -f which technically should override verification, but it doesnt do anything, just give me the same error. It gives me exactly the same error for every thing im trying to update (which now sums up to some 30-40 files [87MB]). I have also tried apt-get clean && apt-get upgrade. Nothing has seemed to work. I am wondering if it is possible to reinstall apt-get, but since apt-get is a frontend how would i have to go about this? Thanks
Try running this 2-3 times, there is a command that 'forces' this but i can't remember.

# apt-get -f install
# dpkg --configure -a
 
Old 11-08-2004, 01:14 AM   #5
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Doesnt work . Is there someway to reinstall dpkg through the network disk or something like that? Cuz i REALLY dont want to reinstall linux. Gonna take me forever to get to my current configuration...
 
  


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