Error while reloading package manager

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Error while reloading package manager

Postby Muhammad Saad » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:47 am

Assalam o Alaikum,

Yesterday, while I was reloading Synaptic, the process was interrupted because of power outage (واپڈا کی جے ہو!). Now whenever I reload Synaptic, I get this error:

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W: GPG error: http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>


The first thought that comes to my mind is that it might be fixed by reconfiguring some package. But I am not sure and even if this is the case, I do not know which package should be reconfigured.

Can anyone help?
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Postby LinuxFreaK » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:26 pm

Dear Muhammad Saad,
Salam,

It is GPG Error.

FYI, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=75813 and http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... did=373441

Best Regards.
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Postby Muhammad Saad » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:36 pm

Thank you Farrukh bhai for your reply. But I have already found a solution that worked for me.
Since the problem had started after a power failure, therefore it was clear that the most probable reason for this error was some corrupted files.

So I opened Synaptic, selected "Repositories" from "Settings" menu and disabled all the repositories. Then I clicked the "Restore Defaults" button in the "Authentication" tab. Then I reloaded the package manager in order to make sure that the cache was completely deleted, re-enabled the repositories and reloaded again.
And the problem was gone. :)

The only problem now is that the download server has been set to main server and I cannot find out the server for Pakistan in the list. But since I am a dial-up user, therefore it is not going to effect me too much. 8)
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