[pacman-dev] Pacman 4.0.0rc2

Denis A. Altoé Falqueto denisfalqueto at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 22:52:55 EDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 11:34 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> I added this operation as a helpful shortcut; I'd like it to stay
> helpful (to me at least) by not wasting my time, and also being
> generally useful in a script where I can't have interactivity.
> If the user wants to slow down, use --edit-key, or use --list-sigs
> before calling --lsign-key- we aren't forcing this down their throat
> by any means.
> I see --populate and --edit-key as interactive options, I never meant
> for --lsign-key to be in that same boat. Does that make sense? I'd be
> happy to document this better.

Well, not really a big deal for me, anyway. I can easily change my
copy of pacman-key every time it change :). I just think it is
dangerous to sign without asking first, even if the user can use
--list-{keys,sigs} to check the keyring before calling --edit-key.
--edit-key is more bureaucratic (probably that's why gpg have
--lsign-key as an command). But, as I said, it is not a deal breaker.

A: Because it obfuscates the reading.
Q: Why is top posting so bad?

Denis A. Altoe Falqueto
Linux user #524555

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