validating/authenticating lfs-packages-5.0.tar

newbie poboxspamnothanx671121 at fastmail.fm
Thu Nov 20 16:21:05 PST 2003


Allard Welter <allard at nospam.nl> wrote in
news:200311202137.35856.allard at nospam.nl: 

> On Thursday 20 November 2003 21:13, newbie wrote:
>> third time around - don't know what happened to the two other posts -
>> they showed up & then disappeared
>>
>> I've downloaded the three files:
>> 1. gerard-beekmans-pubkey.gpg
>> 2. lfs-packages-5.0.tar.asc
>> 3. lfs-packages-5.0.tar
>>
>> How do I go about using files 1 and 2 above to authenticate file 3
>> above? 
>>
>> If the answer is blindlingly obvious to you then please resist the
>> urge to jump up and down on my head - we all have to start somewhere
>> - if you can help then pointers to chapter and verse in words of not
>> more than two syllables would be very much appreciated
>>
>> thanx
>>
>> p.s. my email address is 'munged' - at least I know enough to try and
>> steer clear of the spambots
> 
> On Thursday 20 November 2003 20:52, newbie wrote:
>> second time around - don't know what happened to the original post -
>> done gone walkabout
>>
>> I've downloaded the three files:
>> 1. gerard-beekmans-pubkey.gpg
>> 2. lfs-packages-5.0.tar.asc
>> 3. lfs-packages-5.0.tar
>>
>> How do I go about using files 1 and 2 above to authenticate file 3
>> above? 
>>
>> If the answer is blindlingly obvious to you then please resist the
>> urge to jump up and down on my head - we all have to start somewhere
>> - if you can help then pointers to chapter and verse in words of not
>> more than two syllables would be very much appreciated
>>
>> thanx
>>
>> p.s. my email address is 'munged' - at least I know enough to try and
>> steer clear of the spambots
> 
> Hi,
> 
> If you ever get to see this (and your own other posts) ...
> 
> Looks like you're wanting to do things thoroughly. May I make a few 
> suggestions.
> 1 - Browse the FAQ's
> 2 - Get hold of the howto's. There is no howto dedicated to pgp
> encryption, although the Mutt-GnuPG-PGP-HOWTO will tell you a few
> things. 3 - Try a Google/linux search.
> 
> Redhat has thourough documentation. see the appendix concerning pgp
> for instance.
> 
> http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.3-Manual/custom-guide/
> ch-gnupg.html
> 
> Regards - Allard
> 

many thanks - figured it might have something to do with gnu



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