On Thu, 2008-09-18 at 13:01 -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 12:54 PM, Mike McLean
> This problem is hardly unique to EPEL. Any third-party repo is going to have
> such problems. It is not that difficult for an admin to install
> epel-release. I've done it myself and found it trivial.
But EPEL is not just "any" 3:rd party repo. EPEL is brought to you by
Fedora and Fedora has very close ties to Red Hat. So IMHO, it's a bad
thing to take advantage of those.
> Heck, the redhat-release packages provide keys that they
> signed with. I don't think this is a problem; you have to start somewhere.
I do agree we need to start from somewhere. I think we should start
from the redhat key since that is one that is locked on lots of cdrom
media etc for people to trust against. After that, we should have the
EPEL key signed by that one and then the resulting fingerprints
published in appropriate places.
Chances are that someone who wants to install epel-release already is
trusting the RHEL key.