Subject: Re: [email@example.com: CVS commit: basesrc/usr.sbin/pkg_install/add]
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/2001 00:57:09
On 3 Oct 2001, Charles M. Hannum wrote:
> > I wonder if it was possible to make the signature part of the +-files, and
> > if present do the sigature checking? Just like what we do for +MESSAGE
> > files etc.
> That would require some Magick, since the tar file itself would change,
> and you have to be careful about exactly *what* you're checking the
> signature of. I suppose it might be amusing to always have it be the
> first file -- i.e. be prefixed to the existing tar file -- and checksum
> the decompressed image instead.
Indeed. An alternative would be to checksum each single file, as we do
right now using MD5 hashes. I don't know PGP enough to tell if that's
possible, or good in general. (Someone might still add a bad binary at the
end, unsigned. Then again we could require IF signing is on, it'd be on
for ALL files). Just some random thoughts...
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