Failed to load repository information

Running Zorin OS 15.3

I’m getting the above error message when I use the software updater

I’ve clicked on settings to get to “Software & Updates” then the “Other Software” tab to find the repository list & checked I can see each repository using a browser & they all appear to be there

Any ideas where I should look ?

@eyot Hi and welcome to the forum.
Have you changed your software sources for installs/updates set to ‘Main Server’ instead of your country server?
Which version of 15.3 do you have e.g. Core or Lite?

So the repositories work in a browser.
What error do you get?
If you run

sudo apt-get update

Doss it work or give you a better error message?

Just throwing this in: Software Updater settings

Hi all, thanks for the assists, hope this is useful

@zabadabadoo - I’m running the Core version
Installs/updates were set to the UK server, I just changed it to the main server & I’m getting the same issue

@carmar @zabadabadoo - I can’t post an image of the current settings as I’m new here & I’ve had to break the links for the same reason

So in Software & updates
Zorin Software tab
All but source code checkboxes are ticked
Download is from “Main Server”

Other Software tab, checked options are main ./
ppa. launchpad. net/zorinos/apps/ubuntu bionic main
packages. zorinos. com/stable bionic main
packages. zorinos. com/patches bionic main
packages. zorinos. com/apps bionic main
packages. zorinos. com/drivers bionic main restricted
ppa. launchpad. net/zorinos/stable/ubuntu bionic main
ppa. launchpad. net/zorinos/patches/ubuntu bionic main
ppa. launchpad. net/zorinos/drivers/ubuntu bionic main

@jgordon - tried the “sudo apt-get update” & got the following

Hit:1 bionic InRelease
Hit:2 bionic InRelease                                                                                   
Hit:3 bionic-updates InRelease                                                                                       
Hit:4 bionic-backports InRelease                                                                                     
Hit:5 bionic InRelease                                                                                       
Hit:6 bionic InRelease                                                                                
Hit:7 bionic-security InRelease                                                                                      
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Hit:9 bionic InRelease                                                                                 
Get:10 ./ InRelease [1,562 B]                              
Hit:11 bionic InRelease                                                          
Hit:12 bionic InRelease
Err:10 ./ InRelease
  The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG DFA175A75104960E Emulators OBS Project <>
Hit:13 bionic InRelease
Hit:14 bionic InRelease
Fetched 1,562 B in 1s (1,198 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: ./ InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG DFA175A75104960E Emulators OBS Project <>
W: Failed to fetch  The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG DFA175A75104960E Emulators OBS Project <>
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I don’t know why you have an opensuse repository in there but as you can see from here: Software Updater settings it is not the right one for Wine.
Remove that and you should be fine.

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@eyot How did you install Wine?
Using “Windows App Support” package from Software centre is reccomended:

(Edit to point to first post in that thread, not 8th. My bad)

@carmar, I unchecked the opensuse repository & the updater works, without any errors, thanks :+1:

@zabadabadoo, Hi, I used the built in “System Tools” > “Software” application to install wine

I moved to Zorin when my Windows 7 system stopped getting updates & there were a couple of games that I wanted to keep that had no Linux equivalents otherwise I wouldn’t be using it at all

Thanks for the help everyone, I’m happy to close this


Glad your system is fixed. If you happen to run into Wine problems in the future, try steps #1 & #2 here: NET Framework 4.5.2

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