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I have tried to add the repo for Brave Browser. It adds fine, but then I get this problem with it being insecure. How can I add this repo to an exceptions list? I understand apt is going to phase out using unauthenticated repos, but I have tried using the --allow-unauthenticated switch.

  • Did you add the PGP key to apt as indicated on the site? – Mr Shunz Nov 16 '18 at 17:31
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    No he didn't because the only way he could get that error is when that happen. When apt can't verify the repo, and that doesn't mean that the repo is insecure is just that the user didn't follow the instructions. – Sebastian Nov 16 '18 at 18:00
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    i did everything on that site under ubuntu 16.04+ – Andy Meza III Nov 16 '18 at 18:08
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    Then report this to brave, is their problem anyway github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues | This one look like your problem exactly github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues/1447 | The package manager apt checked the signature and because didn't match didn't let you download from it. It worked like intended, the repo needs a fix. If you need a quick solution, remove the repo and then install it using snap like @Paul said – Sebastian Nov 16 '18 at 22:18
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TLDR: Uninstall and remove brave from your source, then run this on the terminal if you are using Juno.

curl https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key add -

echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ bionic main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-bionic.list

sudo apt update

sudo apt install brave-browser brave-keyring

Why it works

As of nov 2018, official instructions looked like this:

curl https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key add -

echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ `lsb_release -sc` main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-`lsb_release -sc`.list

sudo apt update

sudo apt install brave-browser brave-keyring

The command lsb_release -sc prints the current version of the OS, in this case juno. But that does not make a valid source as brave does not have that url. However, Juno is based on Ubuntu 18, codename bionic. So we can edit the official instructions to use that as a source.

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I had the same error message as Andy when trying to install Brave via apt-get (using the same instructions on the Brave browser website)

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My workaround was to install the Brave snap package:

sudo snap install brave

The Brave icon will be available in the menu after rebooting.

But as far as authorizing that repo...I have no idea.

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