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Re: [SLE] Apt-get problem
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2005 14:29:33 -0500
  • Message-id: <1107631773.12657.3.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2005-02-05 at 10:33, Keith Powell wrote:
> On Friday 04 Feb 2005 21:25, Richard Bos wrote:
> >
> Hello Richard.
> I understand the Mathematik and GWDG loading is slowing things down
> considerably. However, it is the other part of my apt/synaptic problem which
> is bugging me.
> Headings are fine, but I can't download any packages from either repository.
> Anything I try to download fails with an "unknown signature" error message. I
> have even tried to download the rpmkey files (in case that was what was
> causing the problem), but they failed with the same error message. I have
> tried deselecting "verify packages signatures" in synaptic, but it makes no
> difference.
> I have tried downloading just your rpmkey file - same error, and also I have
> tried downloading one of your packages (gdome) but that fails also with the
> error message.
> So, I went to the GWDG site and manually downloaded both your rpmkey and gdome
> on to my hard drive. Using Konqueror/YasT they have installed without any
> problems. So it is just apt which is the problem.
> I have been using the apt/synaptic combination for years, without any
> problems. But it has suddenly gone faulty for some unknown reason. I have
> even uninstalled and reinstalled them, in case they had got corrupt. Still no
> luck.
> As a last resort, I may try installing SUSE on a spare hard drive and see if
> it is the same with a new installation. Apart from this, I can't think what
> else to try.
> Cheers
> Keith
This has been on this list more then once. Try searching google with: rpm rpmkey signatures

And you should find the solution. I don't remember the dates it was
discussed or I would have supplied that info.

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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