[PATCH] build: sign tarball instead of sha256sum
david at tethera.net
Fri Mar 15 03:49:16 PDT 2019
Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> writes:
> On Fri 2019-03-15 02:53:28 +0100, Adam Majer wrote:
>> adding explicit checks would add an extra BuildRequires in the build
>> process to pull in gpg, which is excessive.
> It shouldn't require gpg; it should only pull in gpgv, which is already
> on the base system, no? And once the "small file" is checked, it would
> then require sha256sum (or the equivalent) to verify the tarball itself;
> on any modern system, that's likely to be available anyway
> (e.g. coreutils' sha256sum or "openssl dgst" or whatever).
BTW gpg is needed to run the full test suite.
> But you're right that we could distribute a detached signature over the
> tarball in addition to the stronger mechanism. that way people who have
> other defenses against rollback or version fixation attacks (or who
> are willing to take the risk) can check the simpler, weaker mechanism.
BTW2: In a sense everyone has other defences since the tar ball contains a
file "version" with the version in it.
> David, how would you feel about generating two forms of cryptographic
> signature per-tarball as an interim process?
Yeah, that sounds fine. IIUC, the old .sha256.asc and the "new"
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