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Old 05-27-2005, 02:27 AM   #1
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additional package install fails


On PowerPack 10.1, when I try to install additional packages
along with additional libraries, I run into "bad signature" errors,
and eventually my install fails.

Is this typically due to some corrupted packages in the distro
CDs, or I'm not doing something right?

Old 05-27-2005, 02:52 AM   #2
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Is that Mandrake/Mandriva? Oh, I see this is in the Mandriva forum!

Occasionaly, but seldom, the file is corrupted. Delete what was downloaded and attempt again.

If it fails again, it seems that some packages aren't signed. Edit your urpmi config so that it doesn't check for signatures (I think it's /etc/urmpi.conf).

I didn't like Mandrake because of the scripts in place of what I was used to seeing, a plain text file configuration that is well commented, so haven't used it much.

# Mandrake/Mandriva links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website (needs money to access now)
Software management configuration: Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
Software management: urpmi mini-HOWTO
Software management: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Urpmi But Never Dared Asking Before
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page

Last edited by fancypiper; 05-27-2005 at 02:57 AM.
Old 05-27-2005, 04:20 AM   #3
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Hi fancypiper,

Thanks for your tips.

I'm just getting acquainted with Mandrake, so
I'll work on your ideas later on.



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