Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification
On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 08:45:24AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Matt Zimmerman:
> > On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 08:10:36AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> >> A few packages contain "software" (well, everything's software these
> >> days) which is cryptographically protected against modification. This
> >> seems to violate DFSG ?3.
> >> Such packages include:
> >> - apt (in experimental, can be fixed)
> > What the hell are you talking about?
> The self-signatures on the public keys which are shipped as part of
> apt prevent modification of the user IDs.
You might as well claim that you are prevented from modifying C source
such that gcc does not compile it.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]