Re: apt 0.6 in experimental
On Monday 29 December 2003 00:52, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 12:11:32AM +0200, George Danchev wrote:
> > Ok, one more thing. It would be nice if by downloading with apt-get
> > source, dpkg-source (or apt-get itself) processes the *.dsc file and
> > checks if the signature is good ad if so if the sums match. Also in sace
> > of mismatch apt-key to suggest upgrade or rsync debian-keyring.
> apt 0.6 will provide similar prompting for "apt-get source" as "apt-get
> install". apt will not attempt to interpret the .dsc file; that is
> dpkg-source's job. dpkg-source already verifies the checksums, and
> dscverify is available to check the signature.
Thanks for the clarification. I hope Javier won't miss this and will add it to
the 'securing-debian-howto' about how to verify debian's source packages.
My suggestion and personal point of view is that dscverify utility must be
included in dpkg src tree (and not in devscripts's one) ... also there should
be an option srcsigs/no-srcsigs for /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg to control weather
dpkg-source to call dscverify or not ... similar to no-debsigs option for
One could really lost himself within the cosmopolitic world of debian.
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