Generate digest and signature seperately

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Mon Jun 13 17:39:25 CEST 2011

Am Montag, 13. Juni 2011, 17:15:59 schrieb Dan McGee:

> I did suggest [2] signing package hashes as one possible option

I just realize that this does not solve the "you don't know what you sign" 
argument at all. Whether you sign a file or the hash of that file is usually 
not a difference to the user in the statement (just in convenience).

This is about "Shall you be able to 'sign' remote data", not so much about how 
you do that. Let alone that downloading (and even compiling) source code 
before signing does not guarantueee that you sign what you think you are 
signing. You are just protected from signing something completely different.

Another point: One should not assume that somebody knows what he signs just 
because there is a "direct" signature. What a signature means should be taken 
solely from the signature policy.

I would like to have the possibility to pass the hash to be signed.

PGP: D44C 6A5B 71B0 427C CED3 025C BD7D 6D27 ECCB 5814
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