[clug] Debian (Lenny) upgrade woes

Felix Karpfen felix.karpfen at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 19:36:16 MST 2011

My latest "apt-get update/upgrade" routine gave the following warnings:

[root at carrot ~]# apt-get update


Hit http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release
Err http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release

Get:2 http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release [40.8kB]
Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release
Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/contrib Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/non-free Packages
Fetched 41.6kB in 5s (7148B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
W: GPG error: http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release: The 
following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not 
available: NO_PUBKEY AED4B06F473041FA
**W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems**

As a perennial Newbie, I find the second warning to be unhelpful.  

I have received a "security advice" (date 9 Feb), that - in accordance 
with standard procedure - the "Archive Signing Key" will be changed, but 
the relevant URLs:

http://packages.debian.org/debian-archive-keyring; and 

proved to be equally obscure.

All advice will be gratefully received.

Felix Karpfen

Felix Karpfen
Public Key 72FDF9DF (DH/DSA)

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