How to bypass/ignore the gpg signature checks of apt on Ubuntu

In some circumstances you may need to install packages without the need to check the public keys signatures. Here we outline one way to bypass all the signature related checks/ignore of all of the signature errors .

Pass the option –allow-unauthenticated to the command apt-get as shown below:

sudo apt-get –allow-unauthenticated upgrade

From the help documentation of apt-get, we could see :

 In order to make this setting permanent, you should use your own config file in the directory /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ . The filename may contain the line below:

APT::Get::AllowUnauthenticated “true”;

By doing this as shown, the option won’t be needed for every software installation.

You may be interested to read: How to use the APT command on Ubuntu/Debian Linux systems ?

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amin nahdy

Amin Nahdy, an aspiring software engineer and a computer geek by nature as well as an avid Ubuntu and open source user. He is interested in information technology especially Linux based ecosystem as well as Windows and MacOS. He loves to share and disseminate knowledge to others in a transparent and responsible way.

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