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Old 04-04-2014, 06:30 PM   #1
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Best practices to add a repository

Please confirm that the process I am using to add a repository to Centos is correct. Thank you
# save the key to the appropriate folder.  Question: Does it mater what I call it?  Should I always save keys here?  Why are the keys such as "RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmforge-dag" sometimes automatically added without doing this?
wget -O /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/IUS-COMMUNITY-GPG-KEY

# Verify the key is correct.  Question.  How do I do this?
gpg --quiet --with-fingerprint /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-IUS

#Import the key
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-IUS

#Where available, download.  When not, manually create as /etc/yum.repos.d/ius.repo
rpm -Uvh

#Edit /etc/yum.repos.d/ius.repo and add appropriate priorities level, and set enabled as 0 or 1 as desired

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Old 04-05-2014, 11:38 AM   #2
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Verifying Signed Packages
Checking a Package's Signature
Old 04-12-2014, 01:57 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by mddesai View Post
I read the two documents. While very informative, they did not answer the following:
  • Should I save all keys in /etc/pki/rpm-gpg?
  • Does it mater what I name a key? Are there accepted naming conventions?
  • Why are the keys such as "RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmforge-dag" sometimes automatically added without having to manually add?
  • Is as your suggested links suggest "rpm -K --nosignature <rpm_file>" more appropriate than using "gpg --quiet --with-fingerprint /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-IUS"?

Thank you


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