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lefty.crupps 09-21-2005 06:20 PM

mepis: does the repository public key matter?
 
When I do a synapric update, i get a message about the public key for
ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/

I've found how to fix it on that site, but my question is:

does the key really matter?

whats it do? (encryption I'd guess)

can i update/upgrade/install from that source without the key?

thanks!

aysiu 09-21-2005 06:37 PM

Re: mepis: does the repository public key matter?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by lefty.crupps
When I do a synapric update, i get a message about the public key for
ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/

I've found how to fix it on that site, but my question is:

does the key really matter?
It depends on you.

Quote:

whats it do? (encryption I'd guess)
My understanding is that it's a lot like a website certificate--letting you know the authenticity of the source.

Quote:

can i update/upgrade/install from that source without the key?

thanks!
Yes, you can.

lefty.crupps 09-21-2005 11:10 PM

thank you aysiu!

mos 09-21-2005 11:22 PM

lefty: in addition the mepis repo hasnt implemented this yet either and there is no fix for it yet.

lefty.crupps 09-22-2005 12:04 AM

yeah i noticed that.

key or not, does the mepis repo mean another debian-based distro could install, for example, the MEPIS OS Center?

mos 09-22-2005 08:40 AM

it could, I guess. though it relies on a very specific version of hwdata, so unless your running debian unstable your most likely going to have problems.


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