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Re: [PATCH] package.el: check tarball signature

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] package.el: check tarball signature
Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2013 10:09:25 +0300

> From: Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:14:44 -0400
> >> Actually, let's wait.  If all turn out well, most/all ELPA archives will
> >> start providing signatures in the not too distant future and there'll be
> >> no need for per-archive settings (and we can change the default to t).
> EZ> Are you saying that verification will not need gpg be installed?
> If my work with libnettle progresses well, I think we'll be able to at
> least verify GPG signatures without calling out to GnuPG or other tools
> on all the platforms that have libnettle+libhogweed (any platforms with
> GnuTLS support AFAIK).

And what about users whose Emacs doesn't have GnuTLS?  Are we saying
they will not be able to install packages from ELPA without being
annoyed by prompts and error messages?

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