[Yum-devel] GPG key importing
skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Tue Dec 21 13:40:53 UTC 2004
On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 18:43 +1000, Menno Smits wrote:
> seth vidal wrote:
> >>What about the use/incorporation of pgpmsg.py within yum?
> > I don't necessarily have any objection to it - but I'm mostly concerned
> > with the relative value versus supporting it.
> Understood, but I don't see how key importing can be done properly
> without a rfc2440 parser to extract the key information.
> I could maybe implement a simpler parser which is extracts just the
> information needed by yum but this isn't a straightforward task.
> > The only thing I really do like is the ability to display the key info
> > to the user before we import it. That seems like it would be a useful
> > trick.
> And this module can help yum avoid duplicate key installs ...
> I'd prefer to have a verdict from you one way or the other before I
> continue as using the pgpmsg module will influence the implementation
1. it's not been touched by the author since september of last year
2. it's not listed on his web page any longer.
However, after looking through the code I see he's implemented it by
digesting the format himself. That's pretty cool. I'm just worried about
supporting it, I guess.
Menno, If you're comfortable with what it's doing go ahead and write the
patch to import it. I wouldn't mind hearing from the author of it about
what he thinks of it, though.
It will either need to be by itself or in the yum/yum/ dir so it can be
included with the module.
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