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Re: Delays in package processing

On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 08:41:24 +0100
Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info> wrote:

> On 20.12.2007 05:39, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > On Wed, 19 Dec 2007 14:55:51 -0500, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2007-12-19 at 11:52 -0800, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> >>> Is the package signing step done by hand?  That's been my understanding,
> >>> but maybe I'm missing something.  It reminds me of Sigourney Weaver's
> >>> role in "Galaxy Quest": a seemingly needless insertion of people into
> >>> the process.
> >>> If so, why?  Can we switch to an automated process?
> >> It is currently a manual process, and Jesse Keating has been working for
> >> some time to make an open source signing server that will work for
> >> Fedora's infrastructure needs but also be useful for anyone.
> Just wondering: Is Jesse the only one that does pushes? Maybe we should
> give at least one other person access to the signing key?

Essentially, he is.  Others have access to the key but Jesse does the
pushes 9 times out of 10.

That is a major reason for the signing server.  It allows others to
help out without having to know the super sekret key.


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