How do I get rid of the NO_PUBKEY warning when updating from a PPA

Created by Christian Reis on on 2009-08-21
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ppa apt gpg download

If you've enabled a PPA in your local configuration (via software sources, synaptic or /etc/sources.list directly) when you update your packages you may get a warning that looks like this:

  W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 632D16BB0C713DA6

This message means you need to import the repository key into your local apt keyring. Details are at https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/PPA/InstallingSoftware but the summary is that solving the problem above would just require issuing this command in your prompt:

  sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 632D16BB0C713DA6