Review swaps: perl-Parse-DebControl, devscripts, debian-keyring, ubuntu-keyring, jetring + question: where to install keyrings?

Sandro Mani manisandro at
Mon Sep 23 08:30:11 UTC 2013

On 23.09.2013 02:01, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 12:14:29AM +0200, Sandro Mani wrote:
>> On 20.09.2013 06:37, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 06:41:03PM +0200, Sandro Mani wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> In the hope to continue the effort of getting pbuilder (and hence an
>>>> easy way to build deb packages from fedora) into the repos (review
>>>> here: [1]), I've packaged devscripts, debian-keyring, ubuntu-keyring
>>>> and jetring. Reviews are here:
>>>> - jetring:
>>>> - debian-keyring:
>>>> - ubuntu-keyring:
>>>> - perl-Parse-DebControl:
>>>> - devscripts:
>>>> A question concerning the keyrings: currently, the only other
>>>> package (afaics) containing distro keyrings is archlinux-keyring.
>>>> That package installs the keyrings in /usr/share/pacman/keyrings.
>>> Pacman installs the keyrings into /usr/share/pacman/keyrings
>>> because that's what Arch does. I guess that archlinux.gpg may
>>> move to /usr/share/keyrings, but there are other files (lists
>>> of trusted and revoked keys), which are specific to pacman's libalpm,
>>> so I think they deserve a directory on it's own. If archlinux.gpg
>>> moves, it can be symlinked into /usr/share/pacman/keyrings.
>>>> The debian-keyring and ubuntu-keyring packages I've posted for
>>>> review install the keyrings in /usr/share/keyrings. This directory
>>>> is however unowned. I see two options:
>>>> - install {debian,ubuntu} keyrings in
>>>> /usr/share/{ubuntu,debian}/keyrings, and have them own the
>>>> directories
>>>> - have gnupg own the directory /usr/share/keyrings (and possibly
>>>> have archlinux-keyring also install the keyrings there)
>>> This has the downside that it'll add the dependency on gnupg,
>>> which is not great. Maybe simply create a keyrings-filesystem
>>> package with this directory and have whoever installs keyrings
>>> depend on it.
>> Any other opinions on this?
>> Or would it be appropriate to file a fpc
>> ticket for this?
> I guess that we two are currently the only interested parties. I'm
> sure we can agree on a solution without involing the FPC. An FPC
> ticket means probably a month delay, and I don't think there's
> anything controversial here.
> Please see,
> for some rationale for a -filesystem package.
> I'll try to do some reviews of the remaining packages tomorrow. This
> should help to finish this faster.
Ok, thanks. I've gone ahead and created a keyrings-filesytem package, 
review is here:

I've also update the other reviews to use this package.


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