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Tue Oct 3 03:08:22 2017 UTC (4 years, 3 months ago) by wiki
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web commit by spz: what I found out over the weekend

## pkgsig

- gpg for now
- master packages-signing signing key, which signs keys that are good for one arch/os-version/quarterly
- agc wants the signing to be done under human control; change the rsync task to send mail to the pbulk admin. Wait until the bulk signing is done and use a lock file to indicate it's time to sync? Or just start the rsync manually in a script that also does the signing?

### how does signing work? do we have tools to sign an entire harvest of packages in one go?
signing is done using pkg_admin from the pkgtools/pkg_install package; pkg_admin gpg-sign-package <src> <dest>

signed packages are ar archives:

The tools want to sign each package as it is built. Joyent uses gpg-agent for that, so no bulk-signing toos yet, however signing packages later is not hard, so to batch sign,

    for i in $unsigned; do
      mv $i ${i%.tgz}.tmp.tgz
      pkg_admin gpg-sign-package ${i%.tgz}.tmp.tgz signedpkgs/$i

This still wants the passphrase for every single package, so flank with gpg-agent. Does gpg-agent have an issue with chroots? It wouldn't work in the build chroot but may simply have issues due to both gnupg and gnupg2 being installed.

pkg_install from pkgsrc currently has some issues when encountering a signed package with pkg_add: you can't install it unless you have the means to verify it first, even if you expressly do not want to verify it. Base pkg_add complains but installs.

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