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Old 01-13-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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package does not have valid GPG signature

I have installed Fedora at work and home. At work, I often get this "package does not have valid GPG signature" when running up2date. At home, I do not have this problem.

I also have XP installed on the same computer and have no problems with the LAN and internet connection (via DSL and a router and LAN).

Any ideas?


Old 01-14-2004, 05:11 AM   #2
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Have you added to the RedHat gpg signature to your keyring on the home computer?

Old 01-15-2004, 12:13 PM   #3
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I think I've added the gpg signature to the keyring - I did 'rpm -import keyfile' but it does not work. Actually I get the error message intermittently.
Old 01-20-2004, 07:48 PM   #4
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Aarrgghh. . . yes, I had the same intermittent problem. In my case, I tracked it down to the update software using several different sites as repositories for update RPMs, and even though Fedora comes configured by default to use those repositories, it apparently only comes configured with GPG keys for SOME of them. Hence, sometimes it works, and sometimes it gives you GPG errors.

I found the solution here. Briefly, you need to import the GPG keys for all the main repositories:

rpm --import /usr/share/doc/fedora-release-1/RPM-GPG-KEY*
rpm --import
rpm --import
rpm --import
rpm --import
rpm --import

Once I did that, the updater worked consistently, with no more GPG errors.



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