error authenticating some packages_Kubuntu 8.04 upgrade

Bug #227420 reported by Lassy on 2008-05-06
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

version upgrade Kubuntu 7.10 to 8.4 via Adept. refused to authenticate >100 packages. I am new to Linux, don't know how to retrieve the list to post it here. Hopefully Report button sent it w/o my interference.

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Unfortunately we can't fix it, because your description didn't include enough information. You may find it helpful to read "How to report bugs effectively" We'd be grateful if you would then provide a more complete description of the problem.

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Changed in update-manager:
assignee: nobody → txwikinger
status: New → Incomplete
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

Please try to click on the "reload" or "refresh" button in adept and try the upgrade again.

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
jazzcat (arsbuinitsky) wrote :

I had the same issue with standart upgrade procedure (Adept's "Version upgrade" since I am using Kubuntu).

There was an error window on stage "Getting new software channels -> Checking update manager", which tells something like "Unable to authenticate some packages" and lists over 100 ones, and there was no way of proceeding the upgrade.

I was using one of official Russian mirrors ( and switch from it to the official repo fixed the problem. Perhaps you should notify them or remove Yandex from advised mirrors.

jazzcat (arsbuinitsky) wrote :

Just for maintainer to notice

Changed in update-manager:
status: Invalid → New
Ralph Janke (txwikinger) on 2008-10-27
Changed in update-manager:
assignee: txwikinger → nobody
Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Invalid
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