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Bug#980743: release-notes: bullseye is the final release to ship apt-key

On 2021-01-21 16:41:36, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 10:22:59AM -0500, Antoine Beaupré wrote:
>> Could we make that /usr/share/keyrings and talk about `signed-by` in
>> sources.list entries? I've been trying really hard to convince people to
>> stop granting random repos the capacity of impersonating official Debian
>> repos for years now, through those instructions:
>> https://wiki.debian.org/DebianRepository/UseThirdParty
>> It would be great to make that more official here...
>> Thanks for the deprecation, in any case, I think it's a great move forward!
> We don't yet have sensible ways to do this, really. Dropping files into
> /usr is bad practice, and we don't provide a directory to store keys in
> /etc. Well maybe they should be in /usr/local/share/keyrings? I don't
> know, it's hard to say.

I'm happy to change the recommendation to another directory. The point
of using /usr/share/keyrings is that it's already used by other keyring
packages to ship their keyrings. A few -keyring packages in the archive
actually already do this, so I was merely documenting the current best

Changing those might be possible, but I am not sure introducing that
extra friction would be worth it at this point.

But it seems important to use a location out of the default scope.

> My goal would be to migrate to deb822 sources files with keys embedded
> in them eventually, that would solve all issues; but it's blocked by
> python-apt's aptsources package and all its consumers which all need to
> be changed to be able to understand deb822.

That would be great, but in the meantime... :)


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