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Re: [Gnewsense-dev] package linux-image-188.8.131.52-libre1 cannot be authen
Re: [Gnewsense-dev] package linux-image-184.108.40.206-libre1 cannot be authenticated
Tue, 08 Dec 2009 19:50:52 +0200
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Karl Goetz wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 00:05:43 +0200
> Lars Nooden <address@hidden> wrote:
>> First it gives the error,
>> WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
>> Other packages authenticate fine.
> Are you able to install them by hand anyway?
Not yet. I ran into the authentication problem. As I get time, I'll
try it again an also try debootstrap.
>> Second it compounds that error by rolling ahead without stopping. It
>> could be that this mistake has been fixed:
> I can't view this page.
That page itself might not be useful. What it describes is a bug report
for apt-get where packages that fail authentication are accepted for
installation anyway when the --yes option is used. --yes on ubuntu's
now fails if a package fails authentication, but the old behavior can be
found using --allow-unauthenticated. Preseed and kickstart are at risk.
The result is that, via man-in-the-middle, a fake package could be
loaded with a payload in either the pre- or post-install script. Only
one package is needed to root the system.