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How do I bypass the key check for rpm file?

Effin_Ell asked
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Attempting to install vsftpd onto Redhat Linux 5.1 as the package wasnt included during the OS installation (no install id/key used as its a VM). When I encounter this:

[root@WCSDEV usr]# rpm -Uvh vsftpd-2.0.1-5.src.rpm
warning:vsftpd-2.0.1-5.src.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID db42a60e
  1:vsftpd           ###################################### [100%]

Doing a find / -name vsftpd doesnt show that it installed at all. Anyone know how I can bypass this key check which appears to have stopped the rpm installing?
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Deepak KosarajuDevOps Engineer

check with command
rpm -qa | grep vsftpd.
Now you will notice the rpm is installed to start the ftp service use following commands

#service vsftpd start|stop|restart
To make the service up and running for every reboot use
#chkconfig --level 345 vsftpd on

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From that text you posted the rpm has installed successfully
Maciej Ssysadmin

You have installed .src.rpm package, which means, you have now sources available. So it is unlikely, that you will find vsftpd file.

If you don't want to build vsftpd from source, find rpm package (not src.rpm) and then install it.
Deepak KosarajuDevOps Engineer

Oh thats true i didn't notice the src in the package name.
try the following command if Yum is setup.

#yum install vsftpd
#rpm -qa | grep vsftpd.
#service vsftpd start|stop|restart
#chkconfig --level 345 vsftpd on

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Thank you to all who replied.

I compile vsftpd from source:

rpmbuild rebuild vsftpd-2.0.1-5.ELA.7.src.rpm

i then ran:

yum install vsftpd

did a grep but nothing was returned.


Using a rpm package didnt work either, mentions a problem that libraries are missing which is what i expected as i cannot locate the right rpm package version level for 5.1. Redhats website doesnt seem to have one which I find very infuriating.
Shouldn't it be "rpmbuild --rebuild vsftpd-2.0.1-5.src.rpm"?
Then, you should find your built rpm somewhere in /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/ (probably - I'm not sure, as I don't use redhat or any other rpm based distro), which you can install with rpm -Uvh command.

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Deepak KosarajuDevOps Engineer
yum will only work when the server is configured as yum client.
rpmbuild rebuild vsftpd-2.0.1-5.ELA.7.src.rpm  will build the package and keep it under /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/


ahh yes i didnt realise it ended up there, i went to usr/src/redhat/RPMS/XXXX and ran the file there, which install vsftpd then i was able to start it (/etc/init.d/vsftpd start) .....FTPing files now - thanks guys!!!!!!


thanks guys, saved me a lot of manual work.
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