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Old 07-14-2005, 04:02 AM   #1
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Mandrake Update problem

I want to update my version of cdrecord and it was suggested I use the Mandrake control centre to do this. I went into Mandrake Update and found there are many packages that could be automatically installed if I selected them. I selected 4 (cdrecord, mkisofs, passwd & rpmdrake). However when I attempted to install them by clicking the install button on the GUI, I was given a warning message;

"The folowing packages have bad signatures"
all 4 packages I had selected were listed as having
"Missing signature, couldn't open file"
"Do you want to continue anyway?"

I got scared and backed out.

What has gone wrong here?
I have Mandrake 10.
Old 07-14-2005, 09:37 AM   #2
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It probably means it didn't downloaded/readed correclty (the files you where trying to install)
do this:

Open a console, (Xterm, Eterm, whatever (on System->Consoles)), and from there type "mcc" that means Mandrake Control Center.
Then try to install the files again, on the console you'll see a better detail about what is going on.
if you see the system is whining about an error downloading the file then what you can do is this:
go to the packages install section in the control center.
Press the update sources icon (my mandrake is in spanish, so I can't tell you the exact name, is the box with the RPM letters)
Once there press the "Update" button and check everything except the instalation CD's .
This will make mandrake to check for new files, because there's a good chance your mandrake sources are outdated and because of that it try to download a file that doesn't exist in the server anymore.
when this procedure is finished (it won't appear a dialog, you'll go back to the package source manager again), press the OK button and try to install those packages again.

Good luck!!
Old 07-18-2005, 12:07 PM   #3
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99% of the time, Missing/Bad signature warnings are ignorable. You *should* update your sources before downloading any program updates, just to be sure.
Old 07-30-2005, 11:45 PM   #4
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What does "update your sources" mean?
Old 07-31-2005, 02:50 AM   #5
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sources is the list of rpm packages your repository has. Mandrake Control Centre uses RPMDrake to install the software. see
for more information.


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