W: GPG error…NO_PUBKEY 60D11217247D1CFF – WTF!

3 02 2009

I fired up the update manager today and received the wonderful error message of…

W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 60D11217247D1CFF

It sounds like this sort of message will come up from time to time. It is caused by the way signing of packages was changed recently. Here is a post about it on the launchpad site.

To solve the issue you need to import the signature to your local keyring. This is done with the following command to pull down the data.
gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 60D11217247D1CFF
followed by this command to add it to your local keyring
gpg --export --armor 60D11217247D1CFF | sudo apt-key add -

You can do it through the user interface but the above command list is the easiest and quickest way.

UPDATED: WordPress keeps insisting on replacing – – with –. Sorry for anyone this has caused issues for. The commands have been corrected



8 responses

10 02 2009

… and adding “–output -” to the first part of 2nd command, the whole thing works better…
(so “01” will appear as:
gpg –export –output – –armor 60D11217247D1CFF | sudo apt-key add –
ubuntu 8.10


10 02 2009

Thanks for the info. The normal *NIX way, loads of ways to do the same thing :)

12 02 2009

btw, in case anybody has problems. the long dashes before the words ‘export’, ‘output’ and ‘armor’ are two standard hyphens next to each other.

i just cut and pasted the commands and somewhere along the line the hyphens have got changed into em dashes.

11 03 2009

Thanks man, worked for me – I think these errors came when I used the (un) automatic installer to go from OpenOffice 2.4 to OpenOffice 3.0. Checking the authentication says “OpenOffice Scribblers” in the “software sources” menu – that’s what led me to this conclusion.

Anyone want to confirm/deny that?

12 03 2009

great. thanks!

14 03 2009

No, some extra packages were added to the PPA. As the packages were new you didnt have the keys on your keyring. I have had it happen a few times on different apps.

22 06 2009

Thanks for the help!

22 01 2010
miklós harsszegi

Thanx for the commandline help ..Everything worked after!
The linux community help is great indeed! Just google and get the results…that easy…miklos

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