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Re: [SLE] SuSE update: RPM has invalid signature (?)
  • From: Jonathan Brooks <jonathan.brooks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 23:28:00 +0000
  • Message-id: <42191D00.6010809@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi,

You're RIGHT - you ARE mistaken - all of the SuSE patches fail to install. I have only ever tried to update from the servers listed in
YOU. I have never used apt. So the problem is something fundamental. See follow up email.

Cheers, Jon.

Rikard Johnels wrote:

On Sunday 20 February 2005 22.08, Patrick Shanahan wrote:

* Rikard Johnels <rikjoh@xxxxxxxxx> [02-20-05 16:05]:

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Does it tell you WHAT update package lacks the signature? It MIGHT be
that the provider of that specific package (that fails) just plain
forgot to sign it, and thus you get an unrecoverable error from RPM.
This happens a lot if you use APT. Especially of you use a repository
"outside" the SuSE approved ones.

There are ways to install rpms and to install via apt and to disregard
signatures. IIANM, you can also apply a signature to a package.

those man pages solve all sorts of problems.
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Thats not the point.
The point is (unless i am totally misstaken) that the updated failed due to missing signatures.
The one thing you DON'T want to happen on a system.
Ok if you install something manually via RPM, apt or Yast. Then its another thing. But the productionsystem should (In my mind) update cleanly without having to resort to "magic tinkering" to get it to.


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