If you’re using ubuntu as your choice of linux distribution, and you like to add some unofficial repositories, you probably find some warnings when you run
apt-get update command.
The warnings are probably like this
W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used.GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A040830F7FAC5991 W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/dists/stable/Release W: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
That’s the warnings I got when I added google debian repository. There won’t be anything bad about it, since we could still install the packages from that repositories. But, I we could get rid the warnings, that’s would be a lot better. We could use gpg command to get the key.
For you who don’t want to read pointless explanations below, here’s the short version
gpg --keyserver hkp://subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys A040830F7FAC5991 gpg --export --armor 7FAC5991 | sudo apt-key add -
Here’s the explained step. First we have to get the key from the key server.
gpg --keyserver hkp://subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys A040830F7FAC5991
A040830F7FAC5991 is from the warning shown before. You might want to change it if you have different repository. For the google repository, you should get this as the output
gpg: requesting key 7FAC5991 from hkp server subkeys.pgp.net gpg: key 7FAC5991: public key "Google, Inc. Linux Package Signing Key " imported gpg: 3 marginal(s) needed, 1 complete(s) needed, PGP trust model gpg: depth: 0 valid: 1 signed: 0 trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 1u gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1
After that, type
gpg --export --armor 7FAC5991 | sudo apt-key add -
7FAC5991 is from the output shown before.
After that you’ll get
OK as the output. You may run
apt-get update again.
Oh, one more thing, I only tested this method in opera and google repositories 🙂