Re: Install process certification
On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 11:15:35AM +0000, Keyser S?ze wrote:
> I'd like to know whether it's possible to check the signature of a Debian (Etch) install CD, at the earliest stage of the install process.
> Indeed, right after the base-installer unpacks the base system files, apt loads the contents of the CD and checks the Release.gpg signature against the Release file.
> Two problems, however:
> - apt will complain if the signature is wrong, but won't if the Release.gpg file is not even present on the CD;
> - this procedure excludes the udebs loaded by debian-installer
> So, is there a way to secure the whole install process (I mean, besides manual checking)? I noticed that gpgv is among the default udebs, what is it used for?
Perhaps I don't understand "manual checking".
Would you be satisfied by checking a signature of a checksum of the CD
against a public key that you trust ?