/usr/share/apt/ubuntu-archive.gpg is missing but necessary for fresh install

Bug #620576 reported by Wookey
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apt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apt

Apt's postinst copies /usr/share/apt/ubuntu-archive.gpg to /etc/apt/trusted.gpg if there isn;t a file already there.
However in maverick apt 0.7.26~exp12ubuntu3 and 0.8.0~pre1ubuntu1 the file is missing, so it only installs if you already have an /etc/apt/trusted.gpg
Perhaps this should be made non-fatal in case of future screw-ups? I.e. check for the file before trying to copy it over.
Better to get an apt with no trusted capability than no apt at all, perhaps?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: apt 0.7.26~exp12ubuntu3
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: iwlagn nfs lockd fscache nfs_acl auth_rpcgss sunrpc sco parport_pc ppdev bridge lp parport stp bnep rfcomm l2cap input_polldev binfmt_misc uinput fuse ext3 jbd loop snd_hda_codec_conexant arc4 ecb btusb bluetooth pl2303 snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi iwlcore snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq usbserial snd_timer i915 mac80211 snd_seq_device drm_kms_helper drm snd cfg80211 thinkpad_acpi soundcore led_class snd_page_alloc rfkill intel_agp psmouse i2c_i801 i2c_algo_bit nvram agpgart serio_raw pcspkr evdev i2c_core video output wmi button battery ac processor ext4 mbcache jbd2 crc16 sha256_generic cryptd aes_x86_64 aes_generic cbc dm_crypt dm_mod sd_mod crc_t10dif uhci_hcd ahci libata thermal ehci_hcd scsi_mod usbcore thermal_sys e1000e nls_base
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Aug 19 17:35:19 2010
ProcEnviron: PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: apt

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Wookey (wookey) wrote :
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Wookey (wookey) wrote :

apt does not depend on gpg so should be happy to operate without keys. Nor does it depend on ubuntu-keyring.

/etc/apt/trusted.gpg normally seems to be generated by ubutnu-keyring postinst.

So I''m not sure what the purpose of the /usr/share/apt/ubuntu-archive.gpg is/was. Is it now superceded?

The practical problem where this bug is an issue is chreating a minimal rootfs or chroot where ubuntu-keyring is not installed.

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Wookey (wookey) wrote :

If you install ubuntu-keyring as well this problem still occurs. Installing both ubuntu-keyring and gnupg is sufficient for it not to happen (because /etc/apt/trusted.gpg is now automatically created).

Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → ubuntu-10.10
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package apt - 0.8.3ubuntu1

apt (0.8.3ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * merged fixes from debian-sid
  * debian/rules:
    - put ubuntu-archive.gpg back into the package (LP: #620576)
  * apt-pkg/init.cc:
    - ignore ".distUpgrade" and ".save" files in sources.list.d
      (LP: #631770)

apt (0.8.3) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Manpages translations ]
  * Japanese (KURASAWA Nozomu). Closes: #595862

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * apt-pkg/indexcopy.cc:
    - only use trusted.gpg.d directory if it exists
    - do not replace /dev/null when running in APT::CDROM::NoAct
      mode (LP: #612666), thanks to Colin Watson

  [ David Kalnischkies ]
  * ftparchive/apt-ftparchive.cc:
    - ensure that BinDirectory as well as Tree settings get
      the correct default FileMode setting (Closes: #595922)

apt (0.8.2) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Manpages translations ]
  * Spanish (Omar Campagne). Closes: #595557

  [ David Kalnischkies ]
  * apt-pkg/versionmatch.cc:
    - do not accept 'Pin: origin "' (missing closing ") as a valid
      way to pin a local archive: either "" or none…
  * apt-pkg/deb/dpkgpm.cc:
    - create Dir::Log if needed to support /var/log as tmpfs or similar,
      inspired by Thomas Bechtold, thanks! (Closes: #523919, LP: #220239)
  * apt-pkg/indexcopy.cc:
    - support really still the APT::GPGV::TrustedKeyring setting,
      as it breaks d-i badly otherwise (Closes: #595428)
  * cmdline/apt-key:
    - support also Dir::Etc::Trusted so that apt-key works in the same
      way as the library part which works with the trusted files
  * methods/{gzip,bzip2}.cc:
    - empty files can never be valid archives (Closes: #595691)

apt (0.8.1) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Programs translations ]
  * Thai (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan). Closes: #592695
  * Russian (Yuri Kozlov). Closes: #594232
  * Slovak (Ivan Masár). Closes: #594255
  * Swedish (Daniel Nylander). Closes: #594241
  * Japanese (Kenshi Muto, Osamu Aoki). Closes: #594265
  * Italian (Milo Casagrande). Closes: #594238
  * Asturian (maacub). Closes: #594303
  * Simplified Chinese (Aron Xu). Closes: #594458
  * Bulgarian (Damyan Ivanov). Closes: #594627
  * Portuguese (Miguel Figueiredo). Closes: #594668
  * Korean (Changwoo Ryu). Closes: #594809
  * Norwegian Bokmål (Hans Nordhaug). Closes: #595182
  * Danish (Joe Hansen). Closes: #595176
  * Catalan (Agustí Grau). Closes: #595234

  [ Christian Perrier ]
  * Fix spelling error in cmdline/apt-get.cc. Thanks to Osamu Aoki
    Closes: #594211

  [ Manpages translations ]
  * Portuguese (Américo Monteiro)

  [ David Kalnischkies ]
  * cmdline/apt-cache.cc:
    - show in madison command again also source packages (LP: #614589)
    - remove useless GetInitialize method
  * cmdline/apt-get.cc:
    - remove direct calls of ReadMainList and use the wrapper instead
      to protect us from useless re-reads and two-times notice display
    - remove death code by removing unused GetInitialize
  * apt-pkg/depcache.cc:
    - now that apt-get purge works on 'rc' packages let the MarkDelete
      pass this purge forward to the non-pseudo package for pseudos
  * apt-pkg/contrib/fileutl.cc:
    - apply SilentlyIgnore...


Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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