Installing Kinetic on Linux Mint: SSL certificate issue

asked 2019-07-20 23:50:37 -0500

antonella gravatar image

updated 2019-07-20 23:51:21 -0500

I'm trying to install ROS Kinetic on a fresh install of Linux Mint 18.3 and running into issues.

After adding keys (and yes, I am using the new keys as per question 325039) I am getting the following error when running sudo apt-get update:

Err:11 xenial/main amd64 Packages
  SSL: certificate subject name (* does not match target host name ''
Reading package lists... Done
W: The repository ' xenial Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: Failed to fetch SSL: certificate subject name (* does not match target host name ''

I'm running OpenSSL version 1.0.2g. I tried updating the apt repos on another system running Ubuntu 16.04 and didn't have an issue. I'm new to Linux Mint and haven't been able to figure out the cause.

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In case anyone is experiencing the same thing, I was able to get around the issue temporarily by ignoring certificate checking for by adding the following to /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/apt.conf (obviously not very secure):

// Don't verify SSL certificates "false";

// Don't verify certificate name matches server name "false";

But would still like to figure out the underlying issue, if anyone has any suggestions.

antonella gravatar imageantonella ( 2019-07-21 00:58:35 -0500 )edit