Signing RPM packages

Keith Roberts keith at
Fri Mar 18 20:52:40 UTC 2011

Hi all.

I'm building my own RPM's for Centos 5.5, and also sign them 
with my private GPG key.

Here's a part of a simple 'package test' preamble;

Name        : joe                   Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 2.9.8                 Vendor: White Socks Software
Release     : 4                     Build Date: Fri 18 Mar 2011 15:37:03 GMT
Install Date: (not installed)       Build Host: karsites
Group       : Applications/Editors  Source RPM: joe-2.9.8-4.src.rpm
Size        : 305627                License: GPL
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Fri 18 Mar 2011 15:37:04 GMT, Key ID 92866c1f1dc92c08
Packager    : Santa Claws <santa at christmasdotcom)
URL         :
Summary     : An easy to use, modeless text editor.

As you can see I have signed this package with my own 
private GPG key.

How do I create a public GPG key to allow others to download 
and install my Centos 5.5 packages please?

Kind Regards,

Keith Roberts


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