[Solved] Trashed LMDE Debian testing/multimedia keyrings

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[Solved] Trashed LMDE Debian testing/multimedia keyrings

Postby kmb42vt on Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:42 pm

I really pulled a boneheaded maneuver and removed all of the Debian testing keyrings from my LMDE installation. Only thing I have left is one for Squeeze stable and one for Linux Mint repos. No testing, no Debian multimedia--nothing. I was running the default LMDE with sources set to testing. I have no idea how to reinstall these, Google's no use and Synaptic refuses to update without them so any help would be greatly appreciated. Please don't ask me how I managed this since I don't know myself. I should know how to fix this but my brain has deserted me. [banging head against wall] Please help?

(slinks off with tail between legs)
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Re: Accidently trashed LMDE Debian testing/multimedia keyrin

Postby vincent on Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:53 am

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sudo apt-get install --reinstall debian-archive-keyring debian-multimedia-keyring


APT will warn that the packages cannot be authenticated, but you can override its warning.
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Re: Accidently trashed LMDE Debian testing/multimedia keyrin

Postby kmb42vt on Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:53 am

vincent wrote:
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install --reinstall debian-archive-keyring debian-multimedia-keyring


APT will warn that the packages cannot be authenticated, but you can override its warning.


Thanks Vincent! Worked like a charm. I feel so damn foolish. Some sort of flu has right hold of me and my mind just isn't working. I should have known better than to fiddle with my install when my mind's full of mush. :?
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