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Old 04-10-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
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bad signatures


After using 'checksum' to confirm the integrity of my 3 'Mandrake 10' images, I successfully installed Linux. Later on I decided to install an app or 2 using Mandrake control center. I am told that these apps have bad signatures and cannot be installed.
Am I neglecting something fundamental or is something else amiss?
 
Old 04-10-2004, 05:30 PM   #2
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Hum, whenever I've done updates, I've got plenty of "bad signatures", but I've always been offered the option to install anyway.

Maybe you could try going to the easy urpmi site and changing your urpmi sources to a different (maybe closer?) mirror, just incase the download was buggered for some reason?

You just follow the link, then follow the instructions, and wait. If you get an updated source that gives you an error, then just go back to easy urpmi and re do the instructions, but only for the source that gave you an error.

Sorry if this isn't much help, but it's the only thing I can think of.

regards

John
 
Old 04-11-2004, 12:45 AM   #3
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Yup, just say install anyway. I always get those but I don't know why you're getting them from the apps on the cd.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 09:14 AM   #4
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When I choose "install anyway' I immediatly get an 'instalation failed notice.... something about missing files.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 05:56 PM   #5
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Are you sure these were coming from the cd? Maybe you need to re-add them. That error that you're getting I usually get from servers that have a missing file.
There is software that automates the process. Try urpmi.addmedia --help. I think there's a distrib option. Just delete all the current ones and run that with the first cd.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 03:06 AM   #6
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Or failing that, you could also follow my tip about changing your urpmi update sources.

Posted above. Oh and if you're CD's might be "iffy", you can always type
Code:
 urpmi.removemedia -a
into a terminal (as root) first. That will bin the cd related sources, and then if you follow my earlier tip about modifying/changing the urpmi sources above, then you will be using the versions of the updates and other stuff that are on the mirror i.e. as up to date as possible.

The only caveat being, that before you install/download things, if you're on a dial up connection, check to see what size an update or a package is by highlighting it - some of them are quite large.

regards

John
 
  


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