software-properties should offer field to insert PPA signed key

Bug #38781 reported by Jerome Haltom
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One Hundred Papercuts
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software-properties (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

When you click on Add to add a new trusted apt key, a confirmation dialog should jump up and describe to you basically:

"Are you sure you want to trust $key to install software and deliver updates to your system? Doing so may blah blah blah."

It's a good place for a dialog. I'd also like to be able to launch this from the command line pointing to a GPG key file, for use from GAptI.

Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in update-manager:
assignee: nobody → mvo
Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in software-properties:
assignee: mvo → nobody
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Fernando Miguel (fernandomiguel) wrote :

I rather see a field on software-properties to paste the PPA/repo key.
At least it will require user manual intervention and maintain a web of trust

summary: - Enh: confirmation dialog for adding an apt-key
+ software-properties should offer field to insert PPA signed key
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antistress (antistress) wrote :

I don't know if it can be useful :

Easy Script To Get And Install PPA GPG Keys (from Dominic Evans)
http://popey.com/Easy_Script_To_Get_And_Install_PPA_GPG_Keys

"His script will not enable the PPAs, but for any PPA already enabled on your system it will go and get the necessary key and install it."

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antistress (antistress) wrote :

and also
Automated PPA GPG Keys
http://www.sourceguru.net/archives/212

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antistress (antistress) wrote :

It looks like a papercuts to me

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Vish (vish) wrote :

This work regarding ppa is going to be implemented in AppCenter> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AppCenter#April%202010

Since the Karmic papercut cycle is full. This would mean unnecessary duplication of work.

Kindly add your suggestions to the appcentre comments wiki.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Invalid
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Thomas Hotz (thotz-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Yes should be fixed now.

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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antistress (antistress) wrote :

Sorry, i can't find how to paste the key within software-properties, i still only see one way to do : import the key file

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Thomas Hotz (thotz-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I am sorry for this, but I can't reopen it. I hope a person that has this rights can do it.

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