Error installing mariadb on centos 8 droplet

As I follow the tutorial for install mariadb on centos 8 ( the dnf install command has repeatedly failed. The files download but the install fails and I think it’s because of an issue with the signature. I get the following back each time I run the dnf install:

error: /var/cache/dnf/appstream-670736f27949a722/packages/perl-DBI-1.641-4.module_el8+332+132e4365.x86_64.rpm: signature hdr data: BAD, no. of bytes(30020) out of range
error: /var/cache/dnf/appstream-670736f27949a722/packages/perl-IO-Socket-SSL-2.066-4.module_el8+339+1ec643e0.noarch.rpm: signature hdr data: BAD, no. of bytes(11548) out of range
error: /var/cache/dnf/appstream-670736f27949a722/packages/perl-Net-SSLeay-1.88-2.module_el8+339+1ec643e0.x86_64.rpm: signature hdr data: BAD, no. of bytes(28456) out of range
Problem opening package perl-DBI-1.641-4.module_el8+332+132e4365.x86_64.rpm
Problem opening package perl-IO-Socket-SSL-2.066-4.module_el8+339+1ec643e0.noarch.rpm
Problem opening package perl-Net-SSLeay-1.88-2.module_el8+339+1ec643e0.x86_64.rpm
The downloaded packages were saved in cache until the next successful transaction.
You can remove cached packages by executing 'dnf clean packages'.
Error: GPG check FAILED

I’ve done some searching but so far found nothing to help resolve the error. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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May 27, 2023
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Hey @bross68,

This issue is because there is a difference between the RPM package that you have and the one that your system is trying to use.

The solution is detailed in both these topics:

Basically, you need to run the following commands as it follows:

  1. dnf clean all
  2. dnf update rpm
  3. dnf update

Once the above 3 commands have been executed in that order you can try installing mariadb.

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May 27, 2023

Hello @bross68

This issue might be related to corrupted or outdated packages in the cache. To resolve this error, please follow these steps:

  1. Clean the DNF cache: Run the following command to remove cached packages and metadata:
  1. sudo dnf clean all
  1. Re-import the GPG key: If the GPG key is causing the issue, re-import it using this command:
  1. sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY*
  1. Update your system: Ensure that your system is up-to-date with the latest packages and dependencies by running:
  1. sudo dnf update -y
  1. Try the installation again: After completing the steps above, retry the installation of MariaDB following the tutorial.

If the issue persists, please ensure that you have correctly configured repositories and there are no network connectivity issues.

For more information on installing MariaDB on CentOS 8, please refer to this tutorial: How To Install MariaDB on CentOS 8.

Hope that this helps!

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