Re: Discussion on eventual transition away from source packages
- Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:25:14 +0100
- From: Ian Jackson <ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Discussion on eventual transition away from source packages
Daniel Kahn Gillmor writes ("Re: Discussion on eventual transition away from source packages"):
> On Fri 2019-03-22 09:32:55 +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > I'm probably missing something, but it doesn't sound like a lot of work
> > to me? It's "just" a service that:
> > - gets notified of the existence of a git repo + tag to upload
> > - fetches that git repo + tag
> > - checks signature / confirm that the GPG key owner is allowed to upload
> > that package
> In case anyone is considering trying to do this, please be aware that
> there are several non-obvious subtleties involved in "verifying a git
Indeed. The git and gnupg tooling is quite awful. Last I looked at
this, git tag -v was so bad as to be unuseable. I ended up writing
dozens of lines of code to manually pick apart the tag and feed the
results to gpgv (and to work around infelicites in gpgv).
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