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From: "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Manifest signing
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 19:36:22 +0000
On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 07:08:29PM +0000, Duncan wrote:
> Beyond that, IMO it's now at the "needs a proposal champion to clean it 
> up and present it to the council" stage, at least at the "council 
> declared priority" level for getting the requirements into repoman, the 
> CVS server, and perhaps the PMs (I don't know what stage they're at, 
> possibly all they need is a switch flipped?).
It doesn't need cleaning up. I wrote the tree-signing GLEPs a few years
ago, and those were approved by the council, really they just need
updating to a recent Portage and usage.

They provide better support than just getting every developer to sign
the Manifests, because to do so while eclasses are unsigned is a giant
security hole. MetaManifest in the proposal covers that by getting the
entire tree to a state of being signed.

> Talking about which, at the PM user level, is there a per-repo/overlay 
> switch?  If not, it should strongly be considered.
Yes. See layout.conf/repo.conf. Also controls usage of thin Manifests.

-- 
Robin Hugh Johnson
Gentoo Linux: Developer, Trustee & Infrastructure Lead
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References:
Manifest signing
-- Anthony G. Basile
Re: Manifest signing
-- Fabian Groffen
Re: Manifest signing
-- Duncan
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