[aur-general] TU without [community] maintaining?

Florian Friesdorf flo at chaoflow.net
Wed Feb 3 13:42:28 EST 2010

On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 09:32:12PM +0300, Lex Rivera wrote:
> On 03/02/10 19:10, Florian Friesdorf wrote:
> >
> > What about a peer trust network? Publishing packages on the AUR would
> > involve giving an pgp public key. People sign their PKGBUILDs using
> > their private key. People can define trust relationships towards other
> > people ("I trust this person to write good PKGBUILDs" and "I trust this
> > person's trust in other's"). Being a TU would mean to be signed by the
> > TU-Authority (or whatever) and trusting the TU authority's trust would
> > mean you can install packages that are created by TU's.
> Peer trust network? Isn't that too hard for ordinary user? Download
> key, import it, set trust level... If there will be some list of
> "Checked Users" this will be easier and friendlier. But peer trust net
> is nice idea anyway.

yaourt could ship with the TU-Auth's public key and it's default
configuration could be to trust packages by people that are signed by
the TU-Auth.

key management should further be integrated into yoaurt (or the like)

Florian Friesdorf <flo at chaoflow.net>
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