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    apt key validation fails for Ubuntu repository

    hello

    i am receiving this error

    Code:
    W: GPG error: http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>

    and i wonder if this is something that is 'correct'

    i wonder if the repo is not being has not being compromised.

    i tried solving this by:

    Code:
    gpg --recv-keys 40976EAF437D05B5
    gpg --export --armor 40976EAF437D05B5 | sudo apt-key add -
    but it does not solve the problem - so are these packages signed by someone other then Ubuntu?

    thanks,
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    Re: apt key validation fails for Ubuntu repository

    Are you trying to download a specific package? If so, which one?
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    Re: apt key validation fails for Ubuntu repository

    thanks

    no a package in particular.

    just running:

    Code:
    apt-get update
    which refreshes the whole thing but at the end fails with the message mentioned earlier
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    Re: apt key validation fails for Ubuntu repository

    thanks

    the following commands cleared this problem, as suggested:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean 
    cd /var/lib/apt 
    sudo mv lists lists.old 
    sudo mkdir -p lists/partial 
    sudo apt-get clean 
    sudo apt-get update
    but why does it arise in the first place - is there a theory?

    thanks,
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