How to Import the Linux Mint Signing Key

In Linux Mint, the package signing key is used to ensure the authenticity and integrity of the packages that you download and install. To import the Linux Mint signing key, you can use the apt-key command, which is a command-line tool for managing the package signing keys on your system.

Here is an example of how to import the Linux Mint signing key on Linux Mint:

  1. Add the Linux Mint repository to your system by adding the appropriate line to the /etc/apt/sources.list file:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
  1. Download the Linux Mint signing key using the following command:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys FCE9E2A9

This will download the Linux Mint signing key from the specified keyserver and add it to your system’s list of trusted package signing keys.

  1. Once the key is imported, you can verify that it’s been correctly added by running the following command:
sudo apt-key list

This will display a list of all the package signing keys that are currently trusted on your system, and you should be able to see the Linux Mint signing key in the list.

It’s important to note that you should only import package signing keys from trusted sources, as anyone can create a key and sign.