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Re: Emdebian archive key for Lenny

Adeodato Simó wrote:
> * Neil Williams [Wed, 07 Jan 2009 20:38:07 +0000]:
>> On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 13:54:13 +0100
>> Adeodato Simó <dato@net.com.org.es> wrote:
>>> * Neil Williams [Wed, 31 Dec 2008 14:59:47 +0000]:

>>> There is a variation of this, which consist in us signing your Release
>>> file at the time of Lenny release. This has the advantage that, should
>>> either the Emdebian server or the Emdebian key become compromised,
>>> installation using d-i is not compromised.
>> There may be a short delay - depending on exactly when the Lenny
>> release is made but I'm sure we can cope with that. There is nothing in
>> the Emdebian Grip stable distribution at this time and it would be
>> simple to coordinate the migration of the packages and signing of the
>> Release files on #debian-release.
>> Would debian-release want to do any checks on the repository itself or
>> simply verify the signature on the Release file by the Emdebian key?
>> Wookey can arrange access to the Emdebian server.
>> Signing the stable Release file with the Emdebian key will be a manual
>> process, once I'm happy that the migration of packages into stable has
>> been complete and matches Lenny within the subset of packages supported
>> by Grip at the time of the release.
> I'd personally ask that you hand us a copy of the Release file signed
> with *your* personal key (or, if gpg supports it, which I think it does,
> with the two keys).

It does support it.

>> What is the process for signing the Debian Release files?
> A stable RM signs the Release file, and hands the result to ftpmaster --
> in this case, you.

Indeed, for a stable (point) release that means after we do some checks
(probably should be automated more so we don't overlook anything).

> I'm Bcc'ing the stable RMs so that they confirm they would be okay with
> signing Emdebian Release files. (Sorry I didn't quote all the text, I
> thought of the Bcc later. Full thread is on -release.)

Well, if it's me who is going to sign, then I want to do some checks to
verify that everything looks more or less ok.



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