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Re: Signing an rpm package at build-time automatically



On Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 05:33:51PM +0800, Didier Casse wrote:
> 
> Hi there!
>          When we built a package, we can sign it at build time by issuing
> the command:
> 
> rpmbuild -ba --sign file.spec
> 
> and it will prompt for something like this:
> 
> Enter pass phrase: <passphrase> (Not echoed)
> 
> Now on my system I need to build rpm automatically ( without human
> intervention)! Is it possible to have my paraphrase being read in a file
> rather than me sitting in front of the computer and actually typing it?
> 
> I know it's not a very good idea but my rpms need to be generated
> automatically daily via cron, and I can't sit behind my pc and type the
> paraphrase each time one rpm is being built.
> 
> Can I avoid the prompting of the paraphrase if I want to sign my packages
> at build-time and everything be done automatically? Thanks.
> 
> This is for the purpose of a repository and things like these need to be
> automated when dealing with multiple packages.

I don't know if that is possible, but one thing you can do is generate
the rpms without signing then, and signing all of them in one pass
afterwards (e.g. rpm --addsign *.rpm). 

David Jansen



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