[pacman-dev] [PATCH 5/5] pacman-key: rework and document holding keys in keyring

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Aug 26 06:31:05 EDT 2011

On 23/08/11 16:30, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 1:17 AM, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>> The HoldKey option was undocumented and was not suited for pacman.conf.
>> Instead use the file "/etc/pacman.d/gnupg/heldkeys" to contain a list
>> of keys not to be removed from the pacman keyring with the --populate
>> option.
>> Signed-off-by: Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>
>> ---
> We have 'heldkeys' and 'HOLD_KEYS' here- perhaps we should pick one
> tense and word-splitting combo? I'd prefer holdkeys/HOLDKEYS, only
> because the tense of 'heldkeys' seems different than anything else we
> do to me.
> Otherwise this looks pretty good. Is it worth providing an example in
> pacman-key documentation of a valid format for the held and revoked
> lists?

I'm not sure if it is worth providing an example as it is just a list of 
key IDs.  We can always add one later if this is something that needs 


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