[CentOS] yum, dag and xawtv

Thu May 4 20:12:48 UTC 2006
Steve Huff <shuff at vecna.org>

On May 4, 2006, at 3:59 PM, Max H. wrote:

> Damian Sobieralski wrote:
>> Questions:
>> 1) Is dag a good repository to get me these apps that aren't part  
>> of the
>> stock CentOS repository file? If not, which one should I use? I don't
>> need bleeding edge (even two versions behind for an app would be  
>> fine).
>> 2) What's up with the gpg failures? Should I be worried?
> To answer the first question, Dag is a wonderful Repo for locating  
> just about anything extra that you could find.
> The second question I would have to guess is that the key isn't  
> installed for the packages when you're trying to authenticate  
> against the signatures.
> Try to import the key and re-run yum against Dag's repo.
> rpm --import http://dag.wieers.com/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
> Then "yum --enablerepo=dag {install,search,update,etc.} packagename

actually, you don't need to do most of this; you should be using the  
RPMforge.net repo (it's a project run by Dag, Dries, and i believe  
one or two other repository admins):

1) yum install yum-plugin-protectbase

2) add "plugins=1" to /etc/yum.conf

3) add "protect=1" to the "base" and "update" stanzas in /etc/ 

4) download and install the appropriate rpmforge-release package  
(since you seem to be using CentOS4, you want the Red Hat Enterprise  
Linux 4 repo):


now you have access to all of Dag's packages, plus you can install  
them without worrying that they'll clobber your base packages with  


p.s. the GPG errors are because you haven't installed Dag's GPG key.   
the rpmforge-release package will do this for you.

If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an  
improbable fiction. - Fabian, Twelfth Night, III,v