Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144982
RPM-GPG-KEYs for third party RPMs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:58 EST
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Description of problem:
The /usr/share/doc/fedora-release-2 directory contains only six public
keys. It would be nice if the public keys of well known providers of
RPM packages for Fedora Core were included as well (for example fedora
legacy, fresh rpms and others). Probably they should be in a seperate
directory along with an explanation that you provide no guarantee
whatsoever about the quality of rpm packages from these sources.
Having the public keys installed by Fedora Core means users don't have
to download them from an unauthenticated channel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ls /usr/share/doc/fedora-release-2
The way you suggested doing it isn't that bad of an idea. However, it
seems better to let each repo distribute its own keys (to deal with
keys expiring, and give them more control to add packages signed with
new keys). As for authentication, typically, downloading keys is not a
big security problem - if it does become one, I'm sure someone will
think of a better solution than including the keys in the OS.
There's also the concern that including the keys of would be
sanctioning the repos, many of which include packages of questionable
legality or bad fit with Fedora Core's licensing goals.