[pacman-dev] [PATCH 5/5] RFC: pacman-key --receive without keyserver arg

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Aug 26 06:44:31 EDT 2011

On 25/08/11 23:43, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 8:31 AM, Denis A. Altoé Falqueto
> <denisfalqueto at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:11 AM, Dan McGee<dan at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>>> ---
>>> Thoughts? And why isn't this called --recv-keys like gpg?
>> But how would you choose from where to receive the keys?
>> --receive-keys is not exactly equivalent to to --recv-keys from gpg
>> because the former maps to --keyserver and --recv-keys in gpg. It
>> would save us a few keystrokes, as --keyserver is not useful for any
>> other option (we don't send keys from pacman's keyring to any gpg
>> keyserver).
> We're going to need a gpg.conf, and we're going to have to require a
> "keyserver =" line in it for other things, I suppose I should have
> mentioned (the whole import keys bit). So this point becomes mute.

I think we still need the ability to manually specify the keyserver. 
The mirroring across keyservers is not necessarily the best, so you may 
need to specify one that works.


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