[pacman-dev] [PATCH 1/5] pacman-key: keyring management tool

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Sep 20 07:58:23 EDT 2010


FYI, it is much easier to comment (and separate comments from the patch) 
if things are posted inline.   Here goes some brief comments in cut 
paste sort of format...  hopefully you can follow them.

Anyway, overall this looks quite good.  Make these small adjustments it 
is basically good to go.  Even better if you submit as a patch with the 
necessary autotools changes, but I can handle those if not.

 > Description
 > -----------
 > The script *pacman-key* manage *pacman*'s keyring, ie the keyring of 
GnuPG keys used to sign packages.
 > It enables to import, export and fetch keys from keyservers as well 
as update the key trust database.

Hmm...  how about something like:

The script *pacman-key* manage *pacman*'s keyring, which is the 
collection of GnuPG keys used to check signed packages.
It provides the ability to import and export keys, fetch keys from 
keyservers and update the key trust database.

 > *\--config* 'file'::
 >	Set an alternative configuration file to use (default is 

you should use {sysconfdir}/pacman.conf instead so we can adjust this 
based on the configure output.

 > *-l*, *\--list*::
 >	List keys and signatures in pacman's keyring. Same as option 
\--list-sigs of GnuPG. See GnuPG's man pages for flag significations

Equivalent to --list-sigs from GnuPG.  (?)

 > *-u*, *\--updatedb*::
 >	Update the trustdb of pacman. Same as option \--check-trustdb of GnuPG.

Equivalent to \--check-trustdb in GnuPG


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