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Re: [Monotone-devel] commit ignores _MTN/options keydir

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] commit ignores _MTN/options keydir
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 06:04:57 -0500
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"Zack Weinberg" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 5:27 AM, Markus Schiltknecht <address@hidden> wrote:
>>  Stephen Leake wrote:
>>  > As I understand it, the public and private keys are stored in the
>>  > database. So why do we also require a key directory?
>>  According to NEWS, private keys aren't stored in the database anymore
>>  since 0.24. So whenever you want to sign something, monotone needs to
>>  lookup your key in the key_dir. IIRC.
> Yep.  This is so it's safe to copy databases around by hand if you
> want, you won't reveal anyone's private key.

Ok, I've added a statement about that in monotone.texi, in the section
Command Reference | Keys and Cert Trust | genkey

I also described how the location of the keystore is found. I'm not
sure that belongs there; perhaps there should be a "global options"

-- Stephe

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