A proposal for Fedora updates

Bojan Smojver bojan at rexursive.com
Thu Mar 26 23:55:31 UTC 2015

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <znmeb <at> znmeb.net> writes:

> As a bleeding-edge user I'd be in favor of this, although I thought
> that was what 'updates-testing' was.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding how things work, but I think every package in
updates-testing is signed by a human, on an "offline" machine (i.e. someone
has to walk the RPM to it using physical media, sign it and then bring it
back and upload it), which may be causing some of these delays. So, I was
thinking of a more relaxed signing key, which would used directly by the
build system after people build the packages. Virus and malware scanning at
this point would be useful, of course, but would not catch everything -
that's for sure.

PS. Apologies if the above is misinformation. Going from memory here, from
the days of that Fedora compromise a few years ago.


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