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Old 09-21-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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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!
 
Old 09-21-2005, 06:37 PM   #2
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Re: mepis: does the repository public key matter?

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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.

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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.

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

thanks!
Yes, you can.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 11:10 PM   #3
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thank you aysiu!
 
Old 09-21-2005, 11:22 PM   #4
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lefty: in addition the mepis repo hasnt implemented this yet either and there is no fix for it yet.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 12:04 AM   #5
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yeah i noticed that.

key or not, does the mepis repo mean another debian-based distro could install, for example, the MEPIS OS Center?
 
Old 09-22-2005, 08:40 AM   #6
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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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