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Confused

Postby petersull » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:16 pm

What is a signature?
How would I add someones signature to APT, and why would I need to do this to install software?

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Re: Confused

Postby petersull » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:28 pm

Ok, here is some more information.

These are the instructions I am trying to follow...
http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/en/documen ... nux_debian

What is meant by a signature in this context? Where would I find Patrick Chevalley's signature and how would I ad it to APT?

I'm really confused by these instructions.

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Re: Confused

Postby Orbmiser » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:42 pm

petersull wrote:Ok, here is some more information.

These are the instructions I am trying to follow...
http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/en/documen ... nux_debian

What is meant by a signature in this context? Where would I find Patrick Chevalley's signature and how would I ad it to APT?

I'm really confused by these instructions.


Copy paste everything after the dash -
1) Open a term and paste in- sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys D79BF92A
2) Then next in Term and paste in- sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Gedit will open with sources list. Past next line into sources.list -
deb http://www.ap-i.net/apt stable main
Add to bottom of file. And then Save it.

3) Then in Term paste in - sudo aptitude update
wait for prompt
4) Term again paste in - sudo aptitude -r install skychart
5) That's all, exit the term and Alt+F2 and type skychart to run the program. Don't know if they will add a icon in menu or not.
You will have to check that.
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Last edited by Orbmiser on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Confused

Postby petersull » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:48 pm

Thanks Orbmiser,

So it seems that the signature thing is just there to cause confusion and is not needed.

Is it just me? :roll:

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Re: Confused

Postby Orbmiser » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:49 pm

No you need to paste that into a term to add the key to the keyring and is needed.
To verify integrity and valid source for you system which stores these keys.
You are just adding it manually thru the Term.
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