[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: GPG needed for CVS trunk?

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: GPG needed for CVS trunk?
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 19:38:03 -0800

Hash: SHA1

Peter Toft <address@hidden> writes:

> I just wanted to verify my latest CVS error
> <> with the trunk CVS version,
> so I checked out CVS from ... CVS, and compiled it.

A very adventurous thing to do. Be advised that the trunk CVS does not
work on all hosts yet. Feel free to submit patches to get it working
under additional hosts.
> When using the trunk CVS and running "cvs init" I then got errors about 
> needing gpg secret key. I cannot find documentation about this or know how 
> to disable this binding to GPG. Can anyone comment and help me there?

Well, the point of the new OpenPGP (initially only looking for GnuPG
support) is to ensure that all commits are signed. So, you probably want
to generate a GnuPG key-pair and start using them for your commits.

That said, you could tell your client not to bother about such things as
signing by doing this:

    cvs --no-sign init

but you are probably going to be unhappy about most cvs operations that
modify or verify things if you do not have a GnuPG key-pair.

You will probably also find it highly desirable to look at the gpg-agent
program which is a part of the GnuPG 2.x series of GnuPG programs.

Documentation is present in the ccvs/doc/cvs.texinfo file under the
'OpenPGP Signatures' section.

        -- Mark
Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (FreeBSD)


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]