[R] RPM digital signature

Martyn Plummer plummer at iarc.fr
Wed Nov 7 15:25:47 CET 2001

On 06-Nov-2001 Vadim Ogranovich wrote:
> I thought I'd install the binary RPM for Red Hat 7.1. Following the advice
> from the ReadMe I checked the GPG signature (sorry, I have very little idea
> what it is) of the .rpm files. Here is what I got.
> % rpm --checksig *.rpm
> R-base-1.3.1-3.i386.rpm: md5 GPG NOT OK
> R-recommended-1.3.1-1.i386.rpm: md5 (GPG) OK (MISSING KEYS: GPG#97D3544E) 
> Does it indicate any problem?

The "missing keys" message tells you that you don't have my public key
(97D3544E) on your public key ring.  You need to download it from a key
server and add it.  See the man page for gpg for details.

The other message suggests that you have a corrupted RPM.  Try
% rpm --checksig --nogpg *.rpm
to exclude the gpg check.  If the md5 sum is not correct then you need
to download again (A corrupt RPM won't install anyway so you don't need
to do this check).  I just checked the original source files and they
are both correct.

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