Posts Tagged ‘ RPMs ’

createrepo on FreeBSD

14 September 2011
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What is createrepo(8)? createrepo(8) is a python(1) script which reads the RPM metadata and creates XML files that yum(8) can use to determine what a RPM package provides, requires and may conflict with.  To find out more details visit the createrepo(8) web site. Why put a Linux RPM utility on a FreeBSD system? I recently…

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GPG key length and signing RPM packages

21 December 2010
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For the last two years when I have created my new GPG key I have forgotten to limit the key length to 1024 bits.  This is needed because when signing RPM packages you can sign the packages with 2048 bit keys, but when you try to install them via rpm or yum, you get this…

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