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Missing Security Signatures

asked 2013-01-20 12:32:49 -0500

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updated 2013-08-13 08:11:39 -0500

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Hello, I am new to the world of Fedora. I have been a longtime user of Ubuntu, but not a fan of Unity, and have been searching for an alternative that features Gnome Shell. I like Fedora, and it seems faster than Ubuntu, but I have a problem when installing any .rpm I have downloaded. I get an error of "missing security signatures" for every package I have tried to install.

Any help here would be appreciated by a new user.

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first update your post with what package are you tring to install?

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2013-01-20 12:59:32 -0500 )edit

I am also new and would also like to know how to get around this. When installing software via web ie, skype, chrome, dropbox, etc. It will not allow me to download because of this error. An explained solution would be appreciated. Thanks

PSeymourHoffman gravatar imagePSeymourHoffman ( 2013-01-20 13:43:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-01-21 08:05:47 -0500

I, also, ran into this issue. Fresh default install of Fedora 18 and any rpm I tried to install (chrome in particular) I was not able to install.


Missing Security Signature

I decided to grab the link for the chrome rpm and try to install it using this (64 bit) to see if I could get a more relevant error message:

rpm -ivh

This, as expected, didn't work; however, rather than giving me a missing signatures error, I received a unresolved dependency - something that has a relevant solution!

The unresolved dependency for me was lsb and you can install it using the following:

sudo yum install lsb

It will install lsb and a number of other dependencies. For good measure, I ran sudo yum update to make sure my system was up to date.

Installing Chrome went fine - via command line (rpm -i) and double clicking the package.

Hope this helps!

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This worked for me without any problems! Thanks!!

Jeff gravatar imageJeff ( 2013-03-14 14:06:53 -0500 )edit

Yes, this works well. A more simple method is: wget Then yum install google-chrome-stablecurrentx8664.rpm . yum will resolve all dependencies for this rpm package.

zheliu gravatar imagezheliu ( 2013-05-21 22:10:41 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-01-08 12:14:22 -0500

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Hello I am also new and would also like to know how to install .rpm in fedora 18 . i am new user of fedora 18 . I get an error of "missing security signatures" for every package I have tried to install

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answered 2013-04-24 21:57:09 -0500

Hey Guys, I was facing the same problem and there were many bugs filed for the same problem. I was searching and reading around a bit, found that PackageKit was the source of the problem. I cannot post links due to "low karma." You can Google for PackageKit could not install unsigned packages to get to the wiki-page for common bugs on F18.

As usual, anyone would update PackageKit via the terminal. Unfortunately, it would still result in the same "missing signature problem." The only way around it is to update the system as normal. This will also update PackageKit (to PackageKit-0.8.7-1.fc18) and you should be able to install third party software.

Now that we know what's causing the problem, like LauraTrev mentioned, just update your computer.

Use yum update on the terminal or update normally as you would. This should fix the problem.

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