problem importing GPG key

George Arseneault george_arseneault2001 at
Wed Nov 8 18:43:13 UTC 2006

--- Gerhard Magnus <magnus at> wrote:

> By "the webpage instructions" I assume you mean
> under "Getting started" where it says:
> Since Red Hat Linux 8.0, rpm handles package
> signature checking
> internally. This is why you should feed rpm the
> public keys used to sign
> the packages you want to install. This can be easily
> done by downloading
> the RPM-GPG-KEY-freshrpms file above then running :
> rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-freshrpms
> But when I execute this I get:
> root at PuteA Wed Nov 08 07:55:57
> [76] ~ $ rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY-freshrpms
> error: RPM-GPG-KEY-freshrpms: import read
> failed(-1).

I've only used this command once myself. But, I think
you need to run it from the folder that contains the
key file. Or, possibly, put the key file in the same
folder that the other keys are in.  I did both just to
be sure.

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