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Re: Feature or bug? (strange?) yum behaviour



On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 00:24 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> Reuse is not sad per se, but if this is indeed for checking package 
> signatures, rpm can do it and I assume the functionality to do it is
> exposed 
> to python from it - wouldn't it be better to reuse it from rpm instead
> of 
> pulling in an additional library for doing the same thing?  Of course,
> there 
> may be good reasons to do it this way; I'm nowhere near familiar
> enough with 
> yum or rpm APIs or their development directions to be able to tell.
> 
> WAG: Or perhaps this is for checking signatures on something else
> than 
> packages, eg. repodata?

It's actually for both:
 - checking sigs on repodata
 - eventually for checking sigs on packages - mainly so we don't have to
open up the rpmdb to check sigs - as you do right now b/c of the gpg
keys being stored in the rpmdb.

-sv



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