Verifying and checksumming new release is somewhat cumbersom

Werner Koch wk at
Sun Nov 29 12:53:53 CET 2020

On Sat, 28 Nov 2020 07:57, john doe said:

> If I look at Debian (1) for example, the checksum file is gpg signed.
> Assuming that I understand correctly, the Debian approach is not a safe
> way to make the checksums available?propagate?

No, that is a safe way.

Having a separate file with checksums is sometimes better for the
signing workflow.  It also allows to sign/verify a bunch of files with
just one operation.  It also avoids the need to download and upload all
files to a dedicated signing box.  Only since GnuPG 2.2 the latter could
be handled using gpg-agent's remote feature.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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