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Old 04-02-2004, 11:49 PM   #1
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debs downloading unsigned, verify error

Whener I apt-get something, the package is downloaded, but dpkg cannot install it, it tells me it is unsigned...
This deb may not be signed
Verification on package failed.
What do I do? Sorry for the formatting, lynx sucks
Old 04-03-2004, 02:37 AM   #2
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Lynx does not suck.

1. You're able to use it to read and post here, aren't you-- and you can do so even if you don't have/broke X? That's already many points ahead for not "sucking".
2. I apologized in advance the first time I used Lynx to post here, and I was suprised to discover that my post was just fine, format-wise. Yours is too.

As for your debs, according to man dpkg, you could use --force-bad-verify to:

Install a package even if debsig verification fails. This can be a security risk.

If I was you, I'd be more concerned about where I was getting said unverified packages, and possibly finding a repository whose packages didn't fail the verification test. But that's up to you. Hope this helps.
Old 04-03-2004, 01:02 PM   #3
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Ok, agreed, lynx rules. I tried several official mirrors, and all gave me the same problem. I assume the problem is on my end, and I believe a reinstall of debian should fix the problem...unless you have any other suggestions.


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