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Re: package.el + DVCS for security and convenience

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: package.el + DVCS for security and convenience
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:22:39 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, 29 Dec 2012 01:19:11 -0500 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> The problem then is how to verify GPG signatures,
SM> Easy: pass them to GPG.

>> especially if GnuPG is not installed.

SM> Then don't check.
SM> If the user wants to check his packages, she'll have to install GPG,
SM> which AFAIK is not harder than installing Emacs.

GPG is not always available and I'd rather not call an external tool in
the long term.  But it's an acceptable compromise for now, yes.


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