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Old 08-04-2005, 04:03 AM   #1
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Just installed FC3, can't install .rpms! (GPG Keys?)

I've been using Mepis for the last few weeks, but I totally *&%$ up the system whilst trying to connect to the internet with one of those infamous Alcatel modems, so I decided to have a fresh start with FC3.

I have some RPMs which need installing for the modem, but when I run YUM in terminal (Logged in as root) using

yum install package.rpm
It says something about needing GPG keys! What on earth are GPG keys!

If GPG keys have something to do with SELinux, I chose 'Disable' during installation of FC3.
Old 08-04-2005, 04:05 AM   #2
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go back to mepis??

lol it's way better than FC
Old 08-04-2005, 04:38 AM   #3
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Good advice, just not very helpful
Old 08-04-2005, 11:47 PM   #4
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disable gpgcheck

disable the gpgcheck from /etc/yum.conf or in each repo in /etc/yum.repos.d.
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GPG Keys are public encryption keys that will be used to verify the authenticity and intactness of the rpms. It helps make the rpms tamper resistant.

What you need to do is to import the key(s) for each repository you plan to use. The fedora keys are probably already available on your hard drive for importation, but I will show you how to import two from repositories as examples.

If you donít already know where the keys are located, you can just poke around the repository and find them. For example, if you go to freshrpms and poke around a little, you will find:

If you poke around FC3, you will find:

Importing them from the terminal with root privileges is really simple:

rpm --import
rpm --import

For FC3, you should be able to find the RedHat keys on the hard drive:

rpm --import /usr/share/doc/fedora-release-3/RPM-GPG-KEY*

which imports 6 keys.

Not using the GPG keys to authenticate the packages makes about as much sense as not using login passwords in linux.


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