View Full Version : [ubuntu] wicd issues, what's this mean??

April 8th, 2009, 09:20 PM
W: GPG error: http://apt.wicd.net hardy Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY FEC820F4B8C0755A

i get it every time I update... and wicd has a lot of trouble with some home routers.

April 8th, 2009, 09:22 PM
Did you recently add a repository? It's because you've not verified the PPA's identity

April 9th, 2009, 03:10 AM
what is a ppa and how do i verify it?

April 9th, 2009, 03:53 AM
well basically it is a "license" key of sorts, that tells the package manager "yes this stuff is safe and has not been altered".

Go back to the wicd installation guide, or google one, and it will have the appropriete key you need. You may need to do a quick gedit on the liscence files etc, but its generally a pretty quick process.

April 9th, 2009, 04:46 AM
in a terminal:

wget -q http://apt.wicd.net/wicd.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -

it's in the instructions: http://wicd.net/download.php