Re: Archive GPG key expiring process
That is not correct. Missing key does not disable installation feature of package manager.
1. You can import key manually. Like this:
sudo apt-key adv –keyserver subkeys.pgp.net –recv-keys XXXXXX
2. Even with non-imported key apt-get/aptitude will allow you to install software (including debian-keyring), though it will ask extra question if you trust this repository without key in your system like this:
Requires installation of untrusted packages
The action would require the installation of packages from unauthenticated sources.
Or even you can avoid such mesage with --allow-unauthenticated option.
17.10.2014, 20:30, "David Hubner" <email@example.com>:
> I am just wondering about a hypothetical situation where the master GPG key used for signing the debian archive was stolen. After creating a new master key and getting a new public key into the debian-keyring package, how would you get that to users?
> I mean if you resigned the release file after the attack happened with a new master key that would mean nobody could apt-get the debian-keyring package for the new public key.
> I am wondering if I am missing something. Is there a process for this possibility?
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