Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18705
RFE: Allow checking RPM signatures before doing install
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:36:22 EDT
we should allow the expert install path to load a RH sig from floppy and
checksig the package list to be installed before actually installing them
(or at install time, as this may be more reasonable for ftp installs since
we need to check the file after it's been copied locally. Yes, this places
the burden upon the installing person to get a good sig on a floppy, but
for the security paranoid among us, that's the easy part :) The best
benefit is that we only need a real RH sig, and then we can "safely"
install from any mirror of the RH distro (making sure to check the
integrity of the second-stage loader as well, perhaps?) Of course, then
beta testers simply need a "beta" and a "real" RH key floppy around (and
only if they're paranoid enough to have the installer check).
ok, yes, a little buzz-wordy, but one more checkmark on the positive side
of RH Linux when useless threads on slashdot get started.
Note that if this is done, you probably want to make it so that an arbitrary
number of keys can be checked against for sites which do site-specific package