[Aptitude-devel] Bug#718243: aptitude: sources + policy

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Fri Aug 2 01:47:12 UTC 2013

On 1 August 2013 15:52, Axel Stammler <axst at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> The final sources line (localhost) refers to my own collection of scripts, which I have
> used for a long time. It worked without problems under Squeeze.

Do you also get this error when using apt-get?

> -- sources.list:
> deb http://flora-e/debian ./
> deb http://montevideo.homedns.org/debian ./

Do these repositories implement secure apt (see apt-secure(8))?
Otherwise, if they are explicitly trusted you should indicate this
like so:

deb [trusted=yes] http://flora-e/debian ./
deb [trusted=yes] http://montevideo.homedns.org/debian ./

You mentioned that you get this error intermittently.  The policy
information you submitted for libreoffice-lightproof-en indicates an
official server, so it is unlikely that is the culprit. Can you
identify a single package or server that triggers it?

Next time this occurs, cancel the installation and try to find the
smallest set of packages that triggers the warning.  One of those
packages will be from the untrusted source and this will help identify
the problem.  You can then use ‘apt-cache policy PKG1 …’ to identify
the sources being used.


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