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I have a single deb entry:

# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb testing main contrib non-free

I get this glitch when I update:

#aptitude update
W: GPG error: testing InRelease: Unknown error executing gpgv
W: GPG error: testing InRelease: Unknown error executing gpgv

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


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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
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Just ran into this problem myself.

Seems like this is a problem with corrupted downloads. There's more information in this bug:

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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