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Announcement: APT Secure

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To: Debian Developers <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>
Subject: Announcement: APT Secure
From: Isaac Jones <ijones@syntaxpolice.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 10:30:02 -0400
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Greetings :)

"APT Secure" is the working name of a project to add to APT the
ability to verify the authenticity of Debian packages.  It
accomplishes this via a chain of trust which is initiated by the
package maintainers and ends on the installing machine.

This is a call to the community to help test and audit this patch to
APT, and to eventually participate in the policy discussion about the

Please see http://monk.debian.net/apt-secure/ for more information and
to download Debian packages.

There's also a mirror here:


Isaac & Colin

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