Debian Bug report logs - #675187
ITP: curses-apt-key -- Text-mode key manager for apt-key

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>

Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 12:39:51 UTC

Owned by: Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>

Severity: wishlist

Fix blocked by 675199: gui-apt-key: Please seperate GAK::Backend into its own package

Reply or subscribe to this bug.

Toggle useless messages

View this report as an mbox folder, status mbox, maintainer mbox


Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, abe@debian.org, joey@debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#675187; Package wnpp. (Wed, 30 May 2012 12:39:54 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to abe@debian.org, joey@debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org. (Wed, 30 May 2012 12:40:00 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: curses-apt-key -- Text-mode key manager for apt-key
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 14:28:39 +0200 (CEST)
Package: wnpp
Owner: Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : curses-apt-key
  Version         : 0~2012.05.30
  Upstream Author : Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
* URL or Web page : https://github.com/xtaran/curses-apt-key
* License         : GPLv2+
  Description     : Text-mode key manager for apt-key

This text-mode frontend to the apt-key utility provides an easy way to
maintain digital keys for APT also on servers (compared to
gui-apt-key). Those keys are required to authenticate Debian archives
and prevent malicious packages to creep in.

----

It's basically the gui-apt-key frontend by Joey Schulze rewritten with
Curses instead of Gtk but still using the same backend, i.e.
gui-apt-key's internal backend called GAK::Backend.

Currently curses-apt-key depends on gui-apt-key, which means it pulls
in Gtk, X libraries, etc. which is surely not wanted on servers, but
still saves one from needing to do X forwarding via SSH.

To be widely useful, gui-apt-key needs to be splitted in two binary
packages: a backend and (Gtk) frontend.

I've got a PoC patch that splits up gui-apt-key accordingly which I'll
file as wishlist bug against gui-apt-key soon.

The current curses-apt-key package works fine with both, the current
gui-apt-key and the backend only packages produced by my patch, i.e.
it doesn't need changes once the patch is applied to gui-apt-key.

Binary packages for testing are available at http://noone.org/debian/.




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#675187; Package wnpp. (Wed, 30 May 2012 13:57:26 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Wed, 30 May 2012 13:57:26 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 675187@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
To: 675187@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#675187: ITP: curses-apt-key -- Text-mode key manager for apt-key
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 15:56:42 +0200
Axel Beckert wrote:
> I've got a PoC patch that splits up gui-apt-key accordingly which I'll
> file as wishlist bug against gui-apt-key soon.

Done: http://bugs.debian.org/675199

		Regards, Axel
-- 
 ,''`.  |  Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>, http://people.debian.org/~abe/
: :' :  |  Debian Developer, ftp.ch.debian.org Admin
`. `'   |  1024D: F067 EA27 26B9 C3FC 1486  202E C09E 1D89 9593 0EDE
  `-    |  4096R: 2517 B724 C5F6 CA99 5329  6E61 2FF9 CD59 6126 16B5




Added blocking bug(s) of 675187: 675199 Request was from Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:36:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Send a report that this bug log contains spam.


Debian bug tracking system administrator <owner@bugs.debian.org>. Last modified: Wed Apr 16 20:17:31 2014; Machine Name: buxtehude.debian.org

Debian Bug tracking system
Copyright (C) 1999 Darren O. Benham, 1997,2003 nCipher Corporation Ltd, 1994-97 Ian Jackson.