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Re: Bug#733029: dpkg-buildpackage: disable signing by default (-us -uc should be the default)


On Thu, 2014-01-02 at 09:24:55 +0000, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 12:27:29PM +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> >  * signing would get rafactored into a new program so that users do
> >    not need to manually mangle the .changes file, rebuild or require
> >    devscripts for something that was possible out-of-the-box.
> I chose to read that as "debsign will move from devscripts to src:dpkg"
> and felt happier. I actually don't care if debsign is reimplemented, but
> I'd prefer if the Debian package development brain space was not further
> complicated with more command line tools to learn[1], so I suggest that
> the existing name and arguments are preserved.

I'd feel very uncomfortable doing that, because it would mean, at least:

 * introducing a core dpkg tool within a different namespace
 * having to parse a devscripts specific configuration file
 * having to support DAK specific .commands signing
 * having to support remote signing

IMO having debsign become a thiner wrapper around this new tool would
be the goal, as it would simplify its code, people not wanting to use
debsign could use the dpkg tool directly, and people not wanting to
learn new stuff could keep using the wrapper w/o regressions.


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