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Bug#247824: /usr/bin/dpkg-buildpackage: please consider using dpkg-sig instead of debsign

Package: dpkg-dev
Version: 1.10.21
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/bin/dpkg-buildpackage


for a while now, the package dpkg-sig has been available to sign
packages. dpkg-sig is vastly superior over debsign because:

  - it creates a signature on the binary package as well
  - it caches the passphrase, only requiring the maintainer to type
    the passphrase once

Please consider adding an option to dpkg-buildpackage that allows
usage of dpkg-sig instead of debsign.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.26-darren

Versions of packages dpkg-dev depends on:
ii  binutils          The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  cpio                       2.5-1.1       GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii  make                       3.80-7        The GNU version of the "make" util
ii  patch                      2.5.9-1       Apply a diff file to an original
ii  perl [perl5]               5.8.4-1       Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  perl-modules               5.8.4-1       Core Perl modules.

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