rpmkeys man page

rpmkeys — RPM Keyring


rpmkeys {--import|--checksig}


The general forms of rpm digital signature commands are

rpmkeys --import PUBKEY ...

rpmkeys {-K|--checksig} PACKAGE_FILE ...

The --checksig option checks all the digests and signatures contained in PACKAGE_FILE to ensure the integrity and origin of the package. Note that signatures are now verified whenever a package is read, and --checksig is useful to verify all of the digests and signatures associated with a package.

Digital signatures cannot be verified without a public key. An ASCII armored public key can be added to the rpm database using --import. An imported public key is carried in a header, and key ring management is performed exactly like package management. For example, all currently imported public keys can be displayed by:

rpm -qa gpg-pubkey*

Details about a specific public key, when imported, can be displayed by querying.  Here's information about the Red Hat GPG/DSA key:

rpm -qi gpg-pubkey-db42a60e

Finally, public keys can be erased after importing just like packages. Here's how to remove the Red Hat GPG/DSA key

rpm -e gpg-pubkey-db42a60e

See Also


rpmkeys --help - as rpm supports customizing the options via popt aliases  it's impossible to guarantee that what's described in the manual matches  what's available.

http://www.rpm.org/ <URL:http://www.rpm.org/>


Marc Ewing <marc@redhat.com>
Jeff Johnson <jbj@redhat.com>
Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
Panu Matilainen <pmatilai@redhat.com>

Referenced By

rpm(8), rpmbuild(8), rpmdb(8), rpmsign(8), rpmspec(8).

29 October 2010 Red Hat, Inc