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Old 05-12-2016, 10:29 AM   #1
Martha Adams
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'slackpkg update' gets 'gpg fail.' What to do?

I'm running Slackware 14.1 in a Toshiba NB505, try today to run 'slackpkg update.' It returns, 'gpg fail.' I don't see anything in
the Slackware book about what to do at this point. When I rerun 'slackpkg update' it tells me my updates file is complete. This looks to me like a potentially serious matter. Previously, my updates have worked ok. Today I'm trying to get an updated Firefox. Given this 'gpg fail' what should I do now?

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Old 05-12-2016, 07:55 PM   #2
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Try slackpkg gpg.
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:35 PM   #3
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No progress here.

Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
Try slackpkg gpg.
This seems unhelpful. 1) 'Try' implies uncertainty; is it relevant at all? 2) Reading the reply offers no possibility of a better understanding what is going on here. But is there some implied message in this that I'm missing?

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Old 05-19-2016, 05:49 PM   #4
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To update the gpg for slackpkg I use:

bash-4.3# slackpkg update gpg
You can see all the slackpkg commands with:

bash-4.3# slackpkg help

slackpkg - version 2.82.1 / slackpkg+ 1.6.1p2

Usage:  slackpkg update [gpg]           download and update files and 
                                        package indexes
        slackpkg check-updates          check if there is any news on
                                        Slackware's ChangeLog.txt
        slackpkg install package        download and install packages 
        slackpkg upgrade package        download and upgrade packages
        slackpkg reinstall package      same as install, but for packages 
                                        already installed
        slackpkg remove package         remove installed packages
        slackpkg clean-system           remove all packages which are not 
                                        present in the official Slackware 
                                        package set. Good to keep the house
                                        in order
        slackpkg upgrade-all            sync all packages installed in your 
                                        machine with the selected mirror. This
                                        is the correct way to upgrade all of 
                                        your machine.
        slackpkg install-new            install packages which are added to
                                        the official Slackware package set.
                                        Run this if you are upgrading to another
                                        Slackware version or using current.
        slackpkg blacklist              Blacklist a package. Blacklisted
                                        packages cannot be upgraded, installed,
                                        or reinstalled by slackpkg
        slackpkg download               Only download (do not install) a package
        slackpkg info package           Show package information 
                                        (works with only ONE package)
        slackpkg search package         Search packages that have a
                                        selected name
        slackpkg file-search file       Search for a specific file in the
                                        entire package collection
        slackpkg new-config             Search for new configuration files and
                                        ask to user what to do with them.
        slackpkg generate-template      Create a template with all 
                                        official Slackware packages installed 
                                        in your machine.
        slackpkg install-template       Install selected template.
        slackpkg remove-template        Remove selected template. Be careful.
        slackpkg help                   Show this screen. 

You can see more information about slackpkg usage and some examples
in slackpkg's manpage. You can use partial package names (such as xorg 
instead of xorg-server, xorg-docs, etc), or even Slackware series
(such as n,ap,xap,etc) when searching for packages.

bash-4.3# ^C
frankbell is a regular contributor in these forums and deserves better than a condescending "unhelpful" response. Have a nice day.
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