PackageKit Misconceptions

David Zeuthen davidz at
Wed Aug 22 17:53:40 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-22 at 13:53 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:44:31 -0400
> Christopher Aillon <caillon at> wrote:
> > Why isn't Fedora's key imported by default?
> For the reason I listed above, we don't control the distribution of
> Fedora.  We hand it out to mirrors and encourage people download it
> from !us.  We can import the RHEL key by default because we control the
> distribution mechanism.  You can only get RHEL through us.

Assume that Alice gets Fedora from Mallory's mirror. What prevents
Mallory from patching the rpm and yum programs that end up on Alice's
system to avoid honoring the keys that we, painfully, make her import?


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