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I have a single deb entry:

# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb ftp://debian.uchicago.edu/debian testing main contrib non-free

I get this glitch when I update:

#aptitude update
...
W: GPG error: ftp://debian.uchicago.edu testing InRelease: Unknown error executing gpgv
W: GPG error: ftp://debian.uchicago.edu testing InRelease: Unknown error executing gpgv

Didn't find any solutions on the net. May be there is someone here, who can help?

Thanx.

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What happened if you just execute gpgv yourself from the same prompt? –  Michael Kjörling Jul 13 '12 at 9:11
    
Nothing happens, it just waits for input –  Steve Yakovenko Jul 13 '12 at 10:01
    
# gpgv _ -- cursor blinking –  Steve Yakovenko Jul 13 '12 at 10:01
    
So at least you have a seemingly working gpgv binary. That's good to know. –  Michael Kjörling Jul 13 '12 at 10:46

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Just ran into this problem myself.

Seems like this is a problem with corrupted downloads. There's more information in this bug: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=657561

Per the last email there, going into /var/lib/apt/lists/ and deleting the files in question then running apt-get update again seems to fix it for me.

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