Custom packages signed using gpg key from a RHEL 6 machine cannot be installed in RHEL 5 machines.

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • If a package signs using gpg key from a rhel 6 machine, then it cannot be installed in a rhel 5 machine, but the same package
    can be installed in rhel 6 machine.

1. The GPG Keys (Private / Public) are generated on RHEL 6.1
2. Sign a package using this key
3. Try to install this package in a rhel 5 machine, it throws the following error

[root@]# rpm -ivh sqldeveloper- 
error: sqldeveloper- Header V4 RSA/SHA1 signature: BAD, key ID e531094f
error: sqldeveloper- cannot be installed


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5/6
  • RPM

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