aptitude update "BADSIG" error
On Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 02:28:29AM +0000, Nick wrote:
> While I'm looking at aptitude, it seems worth mentioning a problem I've
> been seeing since Etch was released: that is 'aptitude update' downloads
> the updated package lists (or not, if they haven't changed), and then
> reports that the GPG signature on something (that is not clearly
> identified) is invalid. On every occasion, the solution is simply to
> rerun 'aptitude update', which then completes successfully.
> I remember seeing someone post (can't find it now) that they thought
> this was due to an incorrect/inconsistent repository, and that the rerun
> works because it picks up a different repository machine in some kind of
> DNS round-robin server cluster.
> If that's the case, why hasn't the repository error been corrected by now ?
[snip aptitude output]
> Anyone got any clues about this ?
> Does anyone else see the syndrome ?
I've seen a lot of these the last few months with ftp.ro.debian.org
Because the server was down for a few days I switched to
ftp.at.debian.org and all my problems are gone.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.