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Re: Attaching rpm signature to deltarpm after deltarpm creation

On Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 07:22:09PM +0200, Jonathan Dieter wrote:
> A few of us have been throwing around some ideas on how to generate
> deltarpms in the Fedora build system.  See
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/PrestoBuildsysIntegration
> for more information.  We've hit an interesting problem, though.
> Currently in the build system, rpms are (1) built, (2) queued for update
> and then (3) signed.  The problem is that we want to generate the
> deltarpms after either (1) or (2), but there is no easy way of attaching
> the rpm's signature to a deltarpm *after* the deltarpm has been created.
> Any thoughts or advice?

Combinedelatrpm is your friend here:

If you sign the deltas later on, you can use combinedeltarpm to
patch the new signature into the deltas.

Here's an example:

    makedeltarpm old.rpm new.rpm delta.drpm
    sign new.rpm
    combinedeltarpm -S new.rpm delta.drpm deltasigned.drpm

(There's actually another way: you can create a "rpm-only no diff"
delta rpm containing just the signature and then use
combinedeltarpm to create a delta containing the signature:

    makedeltarpm -r -u new.rpm newsig.drpm
    combinedeltarpm delta.drpm newsig.drpm deltasigned.drpm

This results in the same drpm as with the -S option.)


Michael Schroeder                                   mls suse de
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