Equivalent segments between different Fedora & RPM Fusion ASCII armored key blocks
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Dec 1 19:21:56 CET 2009
On Nov 29, 2009, at 4:51 PM, wavelength wrote:
> Can someone explain why large segments within the ASCII armored key blocks of
> Fedora 11 & 12 match? Attached below are the respective key blocks. Two
> matching regions between the blocks are highlighted with bold arrows.
> In addition, large segments within the
> RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-12-primary key match parts of these same
> segments (highlighted in italics - see below). I assume this is normal, but
> it's unclear why this would be the case.
It is normal. Keys contain a certain amount of metadata and structure that is the same or similar for many keys. When you convert keys to ASCII armored form, a few lines will thus naturally line up as the same.
> Also, what do the last 8 digits signify in the output below?
> rpm -qa gpg-pubkey*
It's an rpm timestamp.
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