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Overview

Driver Process drivers provided by Novell are signed with a driver build key which is not present by default on SLES9 or NLD. Because the key is not in place, SLES9/NLD9 customers who wish to automatically install updated Driver Process drivers may receive "integrity check" errors when the kernel-update-tool tries to install an updated driver. SLES9/NLD9 customers can prevent/resolve the "integrity check" errors by manually importing the driver build key.

Definitions

Please seeĀ Driver Process Terminology.

How to Import the Novell Driver Build Key

  • On the SLES9/NLD9 system, issue the following command to view the keys in place on the system:
     rpm -qa gpg-pubkey* 

If the output does not include the line "gpg-pubkey-7e2e3b05-44748aba", the driver build key has not been imported. Continue to the next step to import the key.

  • On your SLES9 system, create a file "gpg-pubkey-7e2e3b05-44748aba.asc", with the following content:
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
 Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (GNU/Linux)
 mQGiBER0iroRBADfqUeJmPCXqPJFnf3CVKy40dL1F+gfvP+JHN7/uu4c9+oCYjI1
 uAE8iGTm/Twb/Zzbs4dt0iWjhNFXbRi42rMww4d/8QcPYZ21WSehh+fv8nCjt2sw
 LeC87ar2SR8OTpJBK0fQlcd4e6H5GMntfI6SYEUOPd8m/eQ+4+1AxpUUpwCgswaF
 13fePZGI//pDn5tGjbvmaP8D/R3qum/I+oDS8lbFeeDS10GkEkwTYec13gdfsq6I
 yzIj7VBsC+rGfbipv+VGR61Q4d19pOHKLDekr9OG+3G4ZcYM4NQvQZR+QIlp3xWu
 nBmYD1LRkHLVj+Z4DGQhjjOffkPSuacKPymMaZ/aRiLgTIAo97W2YPhutscXrLSG
 2Y+BA/4jsyaDb7kbW4wc8RtPIcuFEheVqgBeRakP9Uj47kBMBEpPtI/mIdY5liKk
 ztKnuQG6ROYLNV/PW0ZbE1uT64C710weh4cB3PnZLV5P10deDLBjHk8MJQGCTSDD
 JYvhutUzQfshAU6j2kErGvKdZxWGezab34vFyMP2oLGqswPAJrRQTm92ZWxsIFBy
 b3ZvIEJ1aWxkIChDb250YWN0IHNlY3VyaXR5QG5vdmVsbC5jb20pIDxub3ZlbGwt
 cHJvdm8tYnVpbGRAbm92ZWxsLmNvbT6IZgQTEQIAJgUCRHSKugIbAwUJA8JnAAYL
 CQgHAwIEFQIIAwQWAgMBAh4BAheAAAoJEBTCi8l+LjsFWEoAn13x+5ObqkW08gYF
 YNDlcGPjQuGPAJ9kAQbVUvvh1u9mBgu91cQ9W/TkHYhGBBMRAgAGBQJEexD/AAoJ
 EKhO2uicgArKFLwAn0B+g2mJ5n8LrBziTQ5SjnSPyDBXAJwJoYTta5Sfw/3vVGpU
 fJAKVDoB9w==
 =tJSz
 -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
  • From within the directory containing the gpg-pubkey-7e2e3b05-44748aba.asc file, issue the following command to import this key into your keyring:
     rpm --import gpg-pubkey-7e2e3b05-44748aba.asc 
  • Note that while the above steps describe how to import the Novell driver build key, the same approach may be used to import any key. Therefore, partners who sign their own drivers (rather than having Novell sign them) will need to provide their own key to their customers. The customers can then import the partner's key using the basic approach detailed above.

 

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