[Yum-devel] GPG key importing

seth vidal 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 
> somewhat.

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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