[arch-general] gpg source validation for kernel.org style signatures

Leonid Isaev lisaev at umail.iu.edu
Mon Jan 5 17:28:40 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jan 05, 2015 at 10:16:10AM +0100, Christian Hesse wrote:
> I do not think we need HTTPS, though it does not hurt. If anybody tries to
> fool us with man-in-the-middle via HTTP we should detect that just fine with
> broken signatures (given signatures are provided...).
> Appending .sign may help as well. In fact for an example file archive.tar.xz
> we may want to check for {${FILE},${FILE%.(xz|bz2|gz)}}.{asc,sig,sign}
> $ export FILE=archive.tar.xz
> $ echo {${FILE},${FILE%.(xz|bz2|gz)}}.{asc,sig,sign}
> archive.tar.xz.asc
> archive.tar.xz.sig
> archive.tar.xz.sign
> archive.tar.asc
> archive.tar.sig
> archive.tar.sign

Does makepkg(8) know how to check sigs of .tar files as opposed to .tar.xz?

Leonid Isaev
GPG fingerprints: DA92 034D B4A8 EC51 7EA6  20DF 9291 EE8A 043C B8C4
                  C0DF 20D0 C075 C3F1 E1BE  775A A7AE F6CB 164B 5A6D
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