[aur-general] validpgpkeys

Bruno Pagani bruno.pagani at ens-lyon.org
Sun Dec 11 19:55:23 UTC 2016

Le 11/12/2016 à 20:46, Ralf Mardorf a écrit :

> Hi,
> you likely noticed the discussion about "Stronger Hashes for PKGBUILDs"
> on Arch general. I wonder if there is any reason to avoid validpgpkeys
> for PKGBUILDs of the AUR?
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/freetype2-infinality/ ?
> If upstream, e.g. kernel.org signs the source, then IMO nothing is
> wrong with including it to the PKGBUILD. I prefer signed sources.
> Actually this is done for at least linux.
> $ grep validpgpkeys -A3 /var/abs/core/linux/PKGBUILD 
> validpgpkeys=(
>         'ABAF11C65A2970B130ABE3C479BE3E4300411886' # Linus Torvalds
>         '647F28654894E3BD457199BE38DBBDC86092693E' # Greg Kroah-Hartman
>              )
> Regards,
> Ralf


No reason as far as I can see, excepted perhaps the fact most users
don’t understand what happens when they have a failure on ` ==>
Verifying source file signatures with gpg...` because they didn’t add
the key to their keyring, despite a pinned comment telling to do so… But
if we start to consider such things as valid reasons, we’re doomed.

Personally, I make use of this on as much packages I maintain as
possible, while pinning a comment redirecting to
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Makepkg#Signature_checking, while
also mentioning --skippgpcheck because it’s always mentioned in the
comments at some point, so rather have it with a warning in the pinned


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