You are about to install software that can't be authenticated! Doing this could allow a malicious individual to damage or take control of your system.
What do I need to do to make sure packages from the Ubuntu repositories are authenticated?
If you have not changed your /etc/apt/sources.list you do not have anything to worry about.
jvoegele wrote:If you have not changed your /etc/apt/sources.list you do not have anything to worry about.
Do you mean that if I have not changed my sources.list (I haven't) that I should not be receiving this warning message, or that I should expect to see this warning message but I can safely ignore it?
If the former, well I am seeing the warning.
If the latter, I guess I'd prefer not to see this message as most of the packages that I would install come from the Ubuntu repositories, and I'd like to not feel nervous every time I do so.
Carl wrote:No he's saying to ignore it as it's all perfectly normal
$ sudo apt-cache policy xchat-gnome-common
700 http://packages.linuxmint.com gloria/upstream Packages
$ sudo apt-get install xchat-gnome-common -d
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1816kB of archives.
After this operation, 5738kB of additional disk space will be used.
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
Authentication warning overridden.
Get:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com gloria/upstream xchat-gnome-common 1:0.26.1-1mint1-0ubuntu1 [1816kB]
Download complete and in download only mode
jkorkean wrote:It's frustrating for new users to see such warning messages. Telling everyone "It's not a problem" isn't a way to solve this.
Carl wrote:jkorkean wrote:It's frustrating for new users to see such warning messages. Telling everyone "It's not a problem" isn't a way to solve this.
it's warning it's meant to be there!, you'd be more annoyed if it wasn't there and then you mucked up your system surely?
neal wrote:Popping up authentication warnings as a matter of course isn't the best system design. It lulls users into ignoring the errors and at worst will allow trojaned packages to be installed. This is really a Debian/Ubuntu issue, not just a Mint problem.