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Thread: Where can I get the PGP key for the Backtrack repository

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    Default Where can I get the PGP key for the Backtrack repository

    I'm running BT4 PreFinal.

    About a half hour ago, I tried to do "apt-get update" but it failed saying that the signature was wrong. Turns out that I had the wrong PGP key for the Backtrack respository, so I deleted the PGP key I had.

    Now when I do "apt-get update", I get:

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    Get:1 http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce Release.gpg [489B]
    Hit http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce Release
    Err http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce Release
    
    Fetched 489B in 0s (732B/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used.GPG error: http://archive.offensive-security.com pwnsauce Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY FEF51A0A571327DB
    
    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.offensive-security.com/dists/pwnsauce/Release
    
    W: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
    I need to get the following PGP key form somewhere: FEF51A0A571327DB

    I've searched the web, and I've also tried using apt-key to get it from remote-exploit.org, keyserver.remote-exploit.org, but to no avail.

    Where can I get this key?
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    Found it:

    Code:
    wget -q http://archive.offensive-security.com/backtrack.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
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    Just for your info that generally means our repo is updating. The key is on the .iso so there is no need to import it. When that happens wait about 20 mins or a half hour and try again.

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    I have the latest Ubuntu DVD here. (The difference between the CD version and the DVD version is that the DVD version comes with a load of repository stuff added).

    Is there any way I can utilise this DVD with BT4? If I use apt-cdrom to add it to my sources, would I risk breaking my system?

    If using apt-cdrom might break my system, then I wonder would it be OK just to copy all the pkg files from the DVD into my "/var/cache/apt" folder. That way, stuff would only be installed if the BT respository says it's OK to be installed.

    See the thing is, my internet connection is pretty crappy. My download throughput is about 50 kbps... sometimes if I'm lucky it will go above 100 kbps. I'm downloading OpenOffice right now and I'm getting about 51.9 kbps.

    Maybe at the next hacker convention, there could be a computer you can hook your external harddisk up to in order to download the repository

    Here's another idea... maybe the repository could be burned to DVD's and posted out for a small fee (like $5 or thereabouts)... there might even a company that provides this service (actually I'm gonna do a web search for it now). Anything's better than waiting overnight to download 100 megs! I'd love to be able to install stuff like GIMP and OpenVPN instantly without leaving them downloading overnight!
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