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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
> tag".

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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