|I am not sure why it fails at importing the jpackage key, I think it has something to do with the redirection of the URL. Therefore I commented it out. Anyone any ideas?|
A kind person called Derek Pappas has written a simple script to automate the importing of all the different repository GPG KEY:
To make the above script work, download it and then make it executable by issuing:
chmod +x gpgkey-import
Then execute with:
Hi Krishnan! I've been reading your and all the other tips/tutorials with great pleasure. I think your web site is most valuable to us Fedora users! I have been struggling with APT on FC2. I've been searching a lot together with a frequently posting on several forums. No solutions have been "compatible" with FC2. Always dependency errors ... :( Yesterday I got a tip on a link that would solve this problem. The files for APT, that work 100% on FC2 is avaliable at this address: THE MAIN LOCATION:http://fedora.laiskiainen.org/fc2-test/
THE APT FILE:http://fedora.laiskiainen.org/fc2-test/apt-0.5.15cnc5-0.fdr.7.i386.rpm
As I know that Gavin Henry has got a APT tutorial, it would be nice if you (or Gavin) could pass on this information and include this address so that other FC2 users are able to "expand" the use of Fedora :) Keep up your excellent work (and all the other in the FedoraNEWS team) !!! Kindly /Dan Svarreby
It's all very well having the standard Fedora Core packages, but from time to time we all need something slightly newer or something just not available in the main release.
You might not know, but there are a few other Fedora Core repositories, that can provide these kind of packages.
If you have apt installed already, then all you need to do is add some lines to your
/etc/apt/sources.listIf not, then install apt from their site. It also carries the standard rpm base too. See Jorge Gallegos apt howto for the standard apt install method.
While we're at it, I'll mention the other repositories (atrpms has another good list):
http://newrpms.sunsite.dk/ http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/ http://atrpms.physik.fu-berlin.de/ http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/ http://people.ecsc.co.uk/~matt/repository.html http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/ http://www.jpackage.org/repos.php
Note - There are instructions at each site, but for now:
Make your /etc/apt/sources.list look like mine:
# PLEASE CHOOSE NEAREST MIRROR FROM http://www.fedora.us/wiki/FedoraMirrorList # INSTEAD OF JUST USING THE MASTER REPOSITORY! # # Fedora Core + Extras repositories # University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii, USA rpm http://www.quantumlinux.com rpmpan rpmpan rpm http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de ftp/pub/Linux/fedora/fedora/1/i386 os updates stable testing unstable rpm-src http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de ftp/pub/Linux/fedora/fedora/1/i386 os updates stable testing unstable rpm http://apt.physik.fu-berlin.de fedora/1/en/i386 at-testing rpm-src http://apt.physik.fu-berlin.de fedora/1/en/i386 at-testing rpm http://ayo.freshrpms.net fedora/linux/1/i386 core updates freshrpms rpm http://people.ecsc.co.uk/~matt/downloads/apt fedora-1-i386 gnome extras depends rpm http://apt.ling.li fedora/1/i586 li unstable rpm http://apt.sw.be redhat/fc1/en/i386 dag rpm ftp://apt-rpm.tuxfamily.org/apt fedora/1/i386 os updates testing extra rpm-src ftp://apt-rpm.tuxfamily.org/apt fedora/1/i386 os updates testing extra rpm http://rpm.livna.org/ fedora/1/i386 stable unstable testing rpm-src http://rpm.livna.org/ fedora/1/i386 stable unstable testing rpm http://newrpms.sunsite.dk/apt/ redhat/en/i386/fc1 newrpms rpm-src http://newrpms.sunsite.dk/apt/ redhat/en/i386/fc1 newrpms rpm http://rpms.xcyb.org/fedora/1 athlon stable bleedingand the run
apt-get updateand then
If you get time out errors etc, it's because these sites can get very busy, but keep trying.
As usual, if you are looking for a certain package run:
apt-cache search packagenameto find it.
One thing I forgot to mention, is that you need to import all relevant GPG keys which sign each repository. For each key listed below, issue a
rpm --import keynameas root.
I forgot to include apt.freshrpms.net's GPG KEY, well here it is: (thanks to Aslam Ahsan.)
Also, if you copy any of the links above you can use them in one command to import the GPG KEY.
lynx -dump <url to KEY> | gpg --import
Well, that's it for now. For any comments or corrections, please e-mail me.