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Old 02-06-2006, 01:16 PM   #1
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Red face Is the GPG signature really nessesary when updating?

I'm new to Linux, I first installed Red Hat 9, I then found out that it was hard to get updates for that old version of Linux. Someone suggested that I try Fedora. I downloaded and installed Fedora Core 4 and it seemed to be fine until I started looking for updates. I finally gathered up all the packages that I thought I needed and started downloading. I kept getting a message saying that the package didn't have a GPG signature, and do you want to continue? So I just went ahead and continued, when it was all done, the install failed and I clicked on OK and it was gone.
Before I track down these files and try to install them again, I would like to know if this is a good idea. Should I only install packages w/ the GPG signature? Please help, and I thank you in advance.
Old 02-06-2006, 01:30 PM   #2
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You can install the Fedora Core gpg keys by doing,
#rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY*
You don't really need the gpg keys but they are important for authenticating the origin of packages in the repositories.
Old 02-06-2006, 06:00 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for your timely response, although I'm still new to all of this I think I'm going to like Linux and the sense of belonging to a community. Someday maybe I'll gain enough experience to help someone else, thanks again.


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