W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available:
The link above provides detailed explanation with screenshots. It also has some other simple methods that could be tried before doing this manually. Since it is not accessible from some regions let me describe the method that worked for me : Youtube.
- Go to the OpenPGP Public Key Server. There you can enter your key into the
Search Stringfield, leaving everything else as is, then click "Search!".
When searching for a key, always prepend
0xto it! This means that, for example, you have to search for
- Click on the link provided in the
pubsection. This should take you to page containing the key. The page's heading should be similar to
Public Key Server -- Get "0x6AF0E1940624A220"
- Copy everything from underneath the title (starting from
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----) and save it in a file (e.g.
Once you have the file, run the following command
sudo apt-key add key1