Bug 113658 - RFE: Better error message when installing packages not signed by trusted key
RFE: Better error message when installing packages not signed by trusted key
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-01-16 00:33 EST by Mike MacCana
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-16 10:30:10 EST
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Description Mike MacCana 2004-01-16 00:33:25 EST
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Description of problem:
When installing a package that's not signed by an organization who's public key has been imported into RPM, a message like the following pops up:

"warning: foobar-3.5-1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature > NOKEY, key ID 34ab95ba"

I'm a contract RHCX, and I notice that a lot of experienced customers find this warning confusing. Could it be replaced by, or be accompanied by, something more decipherable?

"warning: package not signed by organization with trusted signature" might be a good start.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install a package not signed by an organization whose public key is trusted by RPM    

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Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2004-01-16 10:30:10 EST
There's more than text that needs change, as rpm signatures
have only a primitive and ill-defined concept of trust atm.

Currently it's up to the user to import keys, existence (or lack
thereof) of the key is only mechanism.

Adding terms like "organization" and "trusted" will only muddle
and confuse issues regarding pubkey management imho. The plan
is to distribute and import public keys in packages.

Yes, the message is pugly and nerdy, will be fixed as rpm
starts to get a better definition for trust.

Deferred until then.

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