Bug 496754 - When /usr/bin/gpg is missing, rpm --addsign fails with success
When /usr/bin/gpg is missing, rpm --addsign fails with success
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-20 18:42 EDT by Tim Landscheidt
Modified: 2010-01-08 14:57 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 4.7.2-1.fc11
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Last Closed: 2009-12-04 05:59:52 EST
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Description Tim Landscheidt 2009-04-20 18:42:37 EDT

| [tim@lockfix /var/tmp]$ rpm --version
| RPM-Version 4.6.0
| [tim@lockfix /var/tmp]$ echo '%_gpg_name Tim Landscheidt <tim@tim-landscheidt.de>' > ~/.rpmmacros
| [tim@lockfix /var/tmp]$ rpm --addsign mkpasswd-0.1-1.noarch.rpm
| Bitte das Passwort eingeben:
| [tim@lockfix /var/tmp]$ echo $?
| 141

The passphrase was wrong, yet there is no visible indication to the user that any error occured. The error is the missing /usr/bin/gpg (I'm using the gnupg2 package instead; rpm in its default configuration chooses /usr/bin/gpg as %__gpg). But it gets better:

| [tim@lockfix /var/tmp]$ rpm -v --addsign mkpasswd-0.1-1.noarch.rpm
| Bitte das Passwort eingeben:
| Fehler: Konnte gpg nicht ausführen: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
| Das Passwort ist richtig.
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ (-> LANG= "Pass phrase is good.")
| Fehler: Konnte gpg nicht ausführen: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
| Fehler: GPG fehlgeschlagen (1)
| [tim@lockfix /var/tmp]$ echo $?
| 141
| [tim@lockfix /var/tmp]$

Of course the passphrase was still wrong and /usr/bin/gpg still missing.

  IMHO the failure to locate gpg should always be displayed to the user, not just when he chooses verbose mode, and of course the passphrase good/bad thing be dealt with.

  As the exit code indicates an error, this bug should have had no impact on non-interactive setups. I have not looked at the source whether this affects similar commands as well.
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Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2009-11-26 04:51:04 EST
The password check returning success on missing gpg fixed now upstream. And I agree such errors should be visible without verbose mode, will fix that too.
Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2009-12-04 05:59:52 EST
The password check is now fixed in rawhide too.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-12-23 04:11:33 EST
rpm-4.7.2-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2010-01-08 14:57:18 EST
rpm-4.7.2-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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