Monday, June 9, 2014

Adding Linux Mint Qiana Repositories to Ubuntu or Ubuntu derivative installation avoiding GPG error

I use a lot some of the Linux Mint packages like USB Image Writer and USB Stick formatter. I added the Linux Mint LTS release (Qiana or Mint 17) repositories to my Linux Lite 2.0 installation by running the following codes through the terminal:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ qiana main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mint.list'

Now run an update.

$ sudo apt-get update

You'll see an error in the update highlighting that public key is not available for the Linux Mint repository just added.

W: GPG error: http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 3EE67F3D0FF405B2

To avoid this, run another command to download the Linux Mint keyring.

$ sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring

To will ask your permission to download, say yes.

Once downloaded, run a system update (sudo apt-get update). Now you'll see that the update is successful and without any error.

Once updated, to install Linux Mint Image Writer and USB Stick formatter, run a command:
$ sudo apt-get install mintstick

Now you can download Mint specific packages even on Ubuntu! I tried this on my Linux Lite 2.0 and Kubuntu 14.04 installation successfully without facing any instability.


11 comments:

  1. Worked like a charm with Ubuntu 14.04. Thanks a lot.

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  2. Hi, This is really interesting and got me thinking. I like the idea of getting the SSB, ICE app from Peppermint to work with Linux Lite.... Do you think that would be possible? Would you know where I can get the (Peppermint) repository address / information from?

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    1. Hi, Peppermint 5 is yet to be released. Once it is released, you can add the repositories by sudo add-apt-repository as well. Let me check if I can download the beta edition.

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  3. Hi. Just wanted to suggest if you could try out linux by name StartOS. rRcently i tried that in virtual machine. Interesting. Would like very much if you evaluate it, please.

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    1. Hi Sanjay:

      I'll try out StartOS. It will be interesting to review a distro which started as a Ubuntu spin but later became independent. Thanks for mentioning it.

      Regards,
      Arindam

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  5. Hello. Could you please review some OpenBox distros like CrunchBang or Manjaro? I would really appreciate that.

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    1. Hi Pedro,

      Sure. I have been planning to review leading openbox distros like Archbang, Crunchbang, Manjaro, etc. for quite sometime but never got time to pen down a review. Thanks for your interest. I'll try to take it up next month.

      Regards,
      Arindam

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  6. Hey! Could you please review Manjaro Cup Of Linux Edition v0.8.10? Tnahk you!

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    1. Hi Nekyl:

      Moments ago I published my review on Manjaro Linux 0.8.10. As usual, it is very good and is consistent to the previous updates.

      Thanks,
      Arindam

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