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Old 12-07-2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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missing a repository's public key

I tried to add the Debian Lenny backports repository to Synaptic in a new MEPIS installation, but it says:
W: GPG error: lenny-backports Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY EA8E8B2116BA136C.
How do I get the key? I looked in the apt-get man page, but didn't see anything about public keys.
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open a terminal and type
sudo gpg --keyserver --recv-keys EA8E8B2116BA136C
sudo gpg --armor --export EA8E8B2116BA136C | apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:43 PM   #3
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You could search for a package called checkaptgpg, install it and run it as root. It's about 99% easier than the above.

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