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[SOLVED] Can't perform dist-upgrade because packages cannot be authenticated

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[SOLVED] Can't perform dist-upgrade because packages cannot be authenticated

#1 Postby MX-16_fan » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:16 pm

- UPDATE: In a prior version of this posting, I wrote that I had typed "sudo apt-get install update" etc., which I did not to. No "install" command/option in play here. I now corrected that rightaway in this post. Please excuse. -


Hi all,

on my freshly installed MX-16 64-Bit (January snapshot), I rightaway did a

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sudo apt-get update
and a

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sudo apt-get upgrade
.

Both of these worked out fine.

However, when I tried the

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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
,

it told me that the following packages cannot be authenticated:

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 libftgl2 libqt4-sql-sqlite libqxt-core0 libqxt-gui0 libprojectm2
.


Why is that, and what can I do about that?


Thanks in advance for any help, Joe
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Re: Can't perform dist-upgrade because packages cannot be authenticated

#2 Postby gimcrack » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:26 pm

Try out these commands

sudo apt-key update

sudo apt-get update

Even run these.

sudo dpkg --configure -a

sudo apt-get install -f

Now does sudo apt-get dist-upgrade works?
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Re: Can't perform dist-upgrade because packages cannot be authenticated

#4 Postby kmathern » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:34 pm

MX-16_fan wrote:Hi all,

on my freshly installed MX-16 64-Bit (January snapshot), I rightaway did a

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sudo apt-get install update
and a

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sudo apt-get install upgrade
.

Both of these worked out fine.

However, when I tried the

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sudo apt-get install dist-upgrade

Leave out the word "install" when running those apt-get commands, you only need to include it when actually installing individual package(s) not when updating, upgrading, dist-upgrading.

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get upgrade

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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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Re: Can't perform dist-upgrade because packages cannot be authenticated

#5 Postby MX-16_fan » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:59 pm

@kmathern:

kmathern wrote:Leave out the word "install" when running those apt-get commands, you only need to include it when actually installing individual package(s) not when updating, upgrading, dist-upgrading.


Sorry, I got confused here, "apt-get update" etc. was what I actually did, without the "install". I will try to correct my original posting as far as that's concerned.


Greetings, Joe

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Re: Can't perform dist-upgrade because packages cannot be authenticated

#6 Postby kmathern » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:10 pm

MX-16_fan wrote:@kmathern:

kmathern wrote:Leave out the word "install" when running those apt-get commands, you only need to include it when actually installing individual package(s) not when updating, upgrading, dist-upgrading.


Sorry, I got confused here, "apt-get update" etc. was what I actually did, without the "install". I will try to correct my original posting as far as that's concerned.


Greetings, Joe


Okay, could you post the actual error message(s) about being unable to authenticate those packages?

Fwiw I just had those same packages installed earlier today during the initial dist-upgrade on a relatively new MX-16 install and there weren't errors/warnings about them.

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Re: Can't perform dist-upgrade because packages cannot be authenticated

#7 Postby MX-16_fan » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:18 pm

gimcrack wrote:Try out these commands

sudo apt-key update


Thanks, this leads me to:

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gpg: Total number processed: 7, gpg: unchanged: 7


gimcrack wrote:sudo apt-get update


Doing this afterwards gets him to contact the repos and to finish telling me

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Reading package lists... Done


gimcrack wrote:Even run these.

sudo dpkg --configure -a


Processed in a second or so without any further comment from the system.

gimcrack wrote:sudo apt-get install -f


Output:

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.


gimcrack wrote:Now does sudo apt-get install dist-upgrade works?


No, this only gives me

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package dist-upgrade



Greetings, Joe

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Re: Can't perform dist-upgrade because packages cannot be authenticated

#8 Postby MX-16_fan » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:27 pm

@gimcrack:

gimcrack wrote:https://www.blackmoreops.com/2013/12/18/fix-warning-the-following-packages-cannot-be-authenticated-in-kali-linux/


Thanks for the link to the instructions on how to fix this error. I am just walking through that. The first chapter there is called "Check Repositories". Well, on

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sudo apt-get update


I noticed that by default MX-16 tells me stuff like

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Ign http://nl.mxrepo.com mx15/main Translation-en
.

Might is be related to this problem – why is MX-15 stuff in here in anyway?


Greetings, Joe

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Re: Can't perform dist-upgrade because packages cannot be authenticated

#9 Postby topcat » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:33 pm

gimcrack wrote:
Now does sudo apt-get install dist-upgrade works?


No, this only gives me

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package dist-upgrade


Once again should be

"sudo apt-get dist-upgrade"

not

"sudo apt-get install dist-upgrade"
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Re: Can't perform dist-upgrade because packages cannot be authenticated

#10 Postby kmathern » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:38 pm

MX-16_fan wrote:... Well, on

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sudo apt-get update


I noticed that by default MX-16 tells me stuff like

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Ign http://nl.mxrepo.com mx15/main Translation-en
.

Might is be related to this problem
I wouldn't worry about the "Ign http://..." lines you see in the `apt-get update` terminal output, for the most part they're harmless.

why is MX-15 stuff in here in anyway?
MX-16 uses both the mx15 amd mx16 MX repos


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