(fwd from jerry@theashergroup.com) Suggestion: describe (or link to) how to verify your distributions

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Fri Nov 22 21:12:00 GMT 2002

On 22 Nov 2002, Steve Langasek <vorlon at netexpress.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 12:56:39PM -0800, Martin Pool wrote:
> > I'll write up a short page describing how to use them, unless Jerry
> > particularly wants to do it.
> In five words or less, from the gpg manpage:
> $ gpg --verify samba-2.2.7.tar.gz.asc samba-2.2.7.tar.gz

Yeah, sure, but:

 What does this all mean?  Why should I care?

 Where do I get GPG?

 Where do I get the samba codesigning key?  How do I import it?   How
 do I know I got the right one?

 What do I do if it doesn't verify?



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