Unable to Sign RPM Packages

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Thu Feb 24 23:16:56 CET 2005

On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 10:08:37AM -0600, Joseph D. Wagner wrote:
> I posted this a few days ago, but I didn't get any response.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> While attempting to sign an RPM package I created using the command:
> rpm --addsign _packagename_
> I got an error message saying the pass phrase is invalid.
> I deleted the contents of the ~/.gnupg directory, which should have completely deleted the key.  I generated a new key using the command:
> gpg --gen-key
> and entered "123" as the passphrase.
> No effect.  I still get an error message that tells me the pass
> phrase is wrong.  I know I'm typing "123" correctly, so what else
> could be set incorrectly that would give me this error message?
> ~/.rpmmacros is as follows:
> %_signature gpg
> %_gpg_path /home/joseph/.gnupg
> %_gpg_name Joseph D. Wagner (For Use with Fedora Core 3) <email at address>

Do things work properly without rpm calling gpg for you?  That is, can
you sign any old file 'gpg --sign foo' ?

If so, then you need to ask the rpm folks for help, since gpg is
working properly.


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