Bug 274721 - RFE: ask for GPG key URL
Summary: RFE: ask for GPG key URL
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pirut
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: All
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-09-02 22:25 UTC by Andre Costa
Modified: 2008-05-28 19:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-28 19:11:39 UTC

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Description Andre Costa 2007-09-02 22:25:50 UTC
Description of problem: This is a feature request. Currently when it is about to
install some package which cannot be verified because there's no corresponding
GPG key on the database, it (correctly) advises about how dangerous it is to
install unverified packages and asks for confirmation. IMHO it could provide a
better service by providing a "Import Key" button on the warning dialog which
would allow the user to provide a URL to download and import the corresponding
GPG key.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.try to install package for which there's no GPG key on the DB
Actual results:
pirut warns about the absence of a key and asks the user to confirm the
operation. If user wants to first install the GPG key, he has to abort
installation, import GPG key and then retry installation.

Expected results:
pirut could provide a "Import Key" button that would allow the user to type a
URL to download the corresponding GPG key, which would then be used to verify
the pending package

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 14:12:50 UTC
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Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2008-05-28 19:11:39 UTC
This isn't going to get changed at this point as pirut is pretty much entirely
EOL'd and only getting critical fixes for older releases.  In Fedora 9 and
later, any such concerns can be filed against PackageKit/gnome-packagekit.

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