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    Question [SOLVED] Authentication problems with 3rd party repos

    Hi,

    I have recently tried to install a couple of pieces of software from 3rd party repositories, and cannot get them to authenticate when installing. This is on Ubuntu Hardy. I have added the GPG key in both cases, run apt-get update, and in one case the developer responded with an updated key, which still didn't help. It could be either coincidence that the keys are not good (but I don't know enough about how they work to know what could be wrong with them), or there's something wrong at my end.

    I do know that the regular out-of-the-box Ubuntu repos work fine (main, multi, uni, backports etc)

    The two pieces of software in question are qbittorrent, and liveusb. If someone would be kind enough to try installing these using the repositories and the keys, and tell me if they have the same trouble, I would be very grateful.

    Instructions for qbittorrent: http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/download.php
    Instructions for liveusb: https://launchpad.net/~probono/+archive (probono's key is found here: https://launchpad.net/~probono)

    Of course, I could just ignore the authentication warnings, but I thought it was worth taking a moment to see if the problem lies at my end or with the developers and let them know if something's up.

    If anyone has any other ideas, please let me know!

    Thanks,
    James.

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    Re: Authentication problems with 3rd party repos

    From what I know of launchpad repositories, it doesn't support authentication. That is just the personal gpg key of the user, not the repository.
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    Re: Authentication problems with 3rd party repos

    No authentication at launchpad.

    That is to give you a permanent friendly reminder that what you are doing is not supported and may possibly destabilize your system.

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    Re: Authentication problems with 3rd party repos

    Ahh. I did not know this! That accounts for the launchpad one. Does anyone know about qbittorrent?

    Thanks,
    James.

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    Re: Authentication problems with 3rd party repos

    Per the qtbittorrent website here is the method to get the GPG key:

    Code:
    Packages are signed, please enter the following command to get my public key :
    wget http://hydr0g3n.free.fr/qbittorrent/hardy/qbittorrent.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    enter the wget line in a terminal and it will automatically add the key.

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    Re: Authentication problems with 3rd party repos

    Quote Originally Posted by todak View Post
    Per the qtbittorrent website here is the method to get the GPG key:

    Code:
    Packages are signed, please enter the following command to get my public key :
    wget http://hydr0g3n.free.fr/qbittorrent/hardy/qbittorrent.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    enter the wget line in a terminal and it will automatically add the key.
    I did this already. The key for Christophe Dumez appears under Software Sources, but I still get the "cannot be authenticated" warning. I was hoping someone else could try it to see if they also have no joy after following the instructions.

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