I am trying to install GeoIP on my Redhat x86_64 es5 but im getting errors. The packages im trying to install is:



And I get this warning: "warning: GeoIP-devel-1.4.7-0.2.20090931cvs.rhel5.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID b56a8bac". I have done a google search and people say that I can install it with "yum install GeoIP GeoIP-devel GeoIP-data", but running that gives me a no package available notice.

Is there a kind soul out there that could assist? If you cant, please up vote this so that someone that might will see it!

  • Guide for anyone in the same situation: – Peter Johansson Nov 15 '10 at 12:51
  • Get EPEL installed. Then "yum install GeoIP-devel GeoIP-data", then go to WHM, Module Installer, Click on Pecl, search for GeoIP and install. Then install the C library by following this simply guide forum.tufat.com/showthread.php?t=60851 – Peter Johansson Nov 15 '10 at 12:53

I have previously used this for the same packages.. (EPEL)

rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

To search for correct packages try..

yum search geoip

Then simply installing should be as you already have been answered..

Note: when installing the EPEL.. accept the GPG key ( so you dont need to do it on every install)

How do I know that a package is a EPEL package????

All EPEL packages are signed with the EPEL gpg-key. The public key with id 217521F6 is part of the epel-release package; yum will ask you to import it the first time you install a EPEL package.

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    Thank you for this helpful respond. Could you please elaborate on exactly how I accept the GPG key? – Peter Johansson Nov 15 '10 at 11:47
  • It should be a yes or no question ??? are you not offered this choice? – Arenstar Nov 15 '10 at 11:49
  • Just to note, these instructions helped me do a yum installation of GeoIP, cheers buddy. – Peter Johansson Nov 15 '10 at 12:15
  • Yes I did get a Yes/No option, but it didnt save it thought. But that is fine, the only thing I got left to install is memcache so choosing Yes another time should not hurt ;) – Peter Johansson Nov 15 '10 at 12:16
  • Great. so the problem is solved??? :D .. Glad to help... – Arenstar Nov 15 '10 at 12:33

Those are warnings; receiving them does not indicate that the install failed.

Anyways, it's in EPEL.

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  • Sorry could you elaborate on EPEL? – Peter Johansson Nov 14 '10 at 20:06
  • Also, why didnt "yum install GeoIP GeoIP-devel GeoIP-data" work? – Peter Johansson Nov 14 '10 at 20:06
  • Have you read the article behind the link yet? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 14 '10 at 20:06
  • Because it's not in the RHEL repositories. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 14 '10 at 20:07
  • I am trying to make sense of it. Appreciate that I am not that experienced with this, I have mainly followed tutorials to setup my server so my knowledge is limited. Could you please enlight me with what I would need to do? – Peter Johansson Nov 14 '10 at 20:09

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