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Re: GPG needed for CVS trunk?

From: Peter Toft
Subject: Re: GPG needed for CVS trunk?
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 00:22:21 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 11 Jan 2007, Mark D. Baushke wrote:

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> 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

Yep - If you can give me at resonable tag I can easily try...

> work on all hosts yet. Feel free to submit patches to get it working
> under additional hosts.

on my Linux box it compiles fine at least.

> > 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.

Exactly - I hope that I can disable this in one of the CVSROOT 
files per module of per repository.

I understand the idea, but want at least to be able to select when to 
use this feature.

> 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.

Thanx - excellent mail Mark!

Peter Toft, Ph.D. address@hidden
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