mono and snk key files

Christopher Brown snecklifter at
Sat Dec 19 16:03:55 UTC 2009

2009/12/15 Adam Goode <adam at>:
> On 12/13/2009 06:16 AM, Christopher Brown wrote:
>> 2009/12/11 Adam Goode <adam at>:
>>> We should definitely use Debian's key, right? Otherwise some Fedora CLI
>>> libraries would be unnecessarily incompatible with Debian, and whoever
>>> else uses Debian's key.
>>> The whole business of not shipping code-signing keys is a little
>>> contrary to open source. I think this is something that GPLv3 would
>>> prohibit. We should use a single well-known signing key for any package
>>> that we don't have the keys for, I think.
>> You're right.
>> This has already been resolved in devel by added mono.snk to the
>> mono-devel package. I'm just waiting on commit access to make the
>> required changes to F-11 and F-12 unless someone else wants to do it.
> It looks like spot generated a new mono.snk. I was arguing to use
> Debian's mono.snk, for cross-distro compatibility. Shouldn't everyone
> should use Debian's key unless a package provides its own?

Ideally we (Fedora and Debian) should use a single key generated by
upstream but as this issue is only problematic due to cyclic dep
problems in the build process I think that using our own is enough.
Unfortunately I don't care enough to chase this issue further.

Christopher Brown

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