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Re: svn commit: r13872 - trunk

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2005-04-03 19:21:51 CEST

--On Sunday, April 3, 2005 11:50 AM +0100 Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net> wrote:

> Is signing supposed to assert "I have tested this"?
> If so, shouldn't signing be a manual process?

Well, it's an optional flag. Typically, the RM tests the release locally
before posting it anywhere. Yet, I find signing the tarball at that initial
stage is a good way to ensure that the tarball doesn't change once testing
starts. The MD5 and sha1 sums aren't saved to a file, so there's no record of
them except for being in the output of dist.sh. With the .asc file present,
the RM can easily check the validity of the just created tarball. -- justin

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