[fedora-virt] GPG signatures for Rawhide virt repo
markmc at redhat.com
Fri Jun 5 13:40:04 UTC 2009
On Fri, 2009-06-05 at 13:21 +0200, Ján ONDREJ (SAL) wrote:
> Mark, can you please add signatures to vire-preview packages? Installation
> of totally unsigned packages on my machine is not a good idea, because I
> don't know, if they was changed by an attacker on internet.
I've added this to the TODO list, but I don't think it takes priority
over the other items on the list since the repository is a subset of
rawhide and rawhide is usually unsigned.
If we do this, though, we should implement this in a relatively secure
manner so as to not merely give the illusion of security e.g.
1) The key should be password protected and kept somewhere safe; I
don't see why people should have confidence in packages signed with
a password-less key stored on my laptop
2) Key distribution - putting the public key in a text file in the repo
doesn't help; if the repo can be compromised, so can that text file
- perhaps we could include the key in an F-11 RPM?
 - http://markmc.fedorapeople.org/virt-preview/README
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