Making PGP distribution key well-known

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at
Thu Mar 1 17:58:18 UTC 2012

On 03/01/2012 06:52 PM, Petr Pisar wrote:
> As new Fedora release looms ahead, I'd like open discussion about
> verifying distribution integrity. In short---where to get public key for
> verifying RPM signatures.
> If I remember correctly, you are asked to accept new signing key by rpm
> while installing fedora-release package from new Fedora release. Problem
> is, there is no way how how to verify the key beeing accepted.
> I have been told by RPM developers, RPM allows multiple signatures.
> Whould it be possible to sign fedora-relase package from F17 with key
> used in F16 in addition?

No, rpm does not support multiple signatures in this sense. There are 
all sorts of different "signature" types in rpm and several of are 
typically present in any (signed) package, but that's a different thing 
(rpm's notion of a "signature" is a bit exotic). There's no fundamental 
limitation why it could not ever support this kind of scenario, but 
currently it does not.

	- Panu -

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