Draft: Fedora 8 and 9 Updates Now!

Warren Togami wtogami at redhat.com
Mon Sep 8 23:49:07 UTC 2008

Follow these simple steps to re-enable Updates on your Fedora 8 and
Fedora 9 systems.

1) Use your package client (yum, pirut or PackageKit) to update.  It
should see a new fedora-release, and on F9 a new version of PackageKit.
  Upgrade into these packages.

2) Update again.  It should be pointing at the new update repositories.
  Your package client will ask if you wish to accept the new key.

You may wish to verify that it is the proper key by comparing the key ID
to this page.

As mentioned earlier [1], for cautionary reasons the Fedora Project is
issuing new GPG keys for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9 updates in order to
increase "high certainty" to "full known certainty" in the integrity of
those keys.

Phase 1 of the new key procedure is now complete.  It should be very
simple for users to migrate into the new key.  F8 and F9 users should be
able to upgrade into the new fedora-release package.  This new package
contains the new repository definition and new keys.  This way
subsequent updates will know where to find new updates signed by these
new keys.

Phase 2 of this procedure will happen soon.  This will be another
fedora-release and rpm upgrade in the new repository that removes the
old repositories and old keys.  This update will be transparent and most
users will not notice any difference.

Even more details about this rekeying and the new keys can be found here.


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