[Distutils] what exactly does `wheel keygen` w/ `sign` do?
brett at yvrsfo.ca
Fri Feb 21 21:32:00 CET 2014
Well, the docs gave the gpg command to use and made the good point that
doing so meant not typing your GPG passphrase into a strange app. Anyway,
https://pypi.python.org/pypi/caniusepython3 is now live and has both an
sdist and universal wheel which are both signed with my creaky GPG key.
On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 3:16 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> Twine just uses gpg like distutils upload does. It’ll even do the signing
> for you if you want.
> twine upload -s dist/*
> On Feb 21, 2014, at 3:02 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at yvrsfo.ca> wrote:
> Well, I'll at least use what twine supports. =)
> On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 2:17 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>> On Feb 21, 2014, at 2:11 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at yvrsfo.ca> wrote:
>> So I'm trying to be a good Python project owner for
>> https://github.com/brettcannon/caniusepython3 so that means wanting to
>> produce a universal wheel. While reading up on exactly what is needed I
>> noticed there is `wheel keygen` which feeds `wheel sign`.
>> But what exactly is the keygen producing? I'm assuming it's a
>> private/public key but there is nothing about where those keys are stored,
>> if I should keep them when I change machines, etc. And if this is PKI then
>> I would assume I would want to get my public key signed by others in some
>> web-of-trust to make sure that the signing is more than just a content
>> hash. I do have a public/private GPG key from years ago when I tried to do
>> the right thing and got it signed at PyCon, but once again the wheel docs
>> don't say anything about GPG or reusing keys, etc. The wheel docs are so
>> non-committal it makes it feel like that whatever `gpg keygen` produces is
>> really not some performance shortcut and not really something to care about
>> perpetuating the output of.
>> So am I missing something or is `wheel keygen` just an optimization?
>> Distutils-SIG maillist - Distutils-SIG at python.org
>> In my opinion Wheel key signing is pointless. It has no trust model based
>> with it and it’s Wheel specific. Right now there’s not a lot of benefit to
>> signing but I would use the gpg signing that’s build into distutils. It’s
>> generic and works across all file types.
>> Donald Stufft
>> PGP: 0x6E3CBCE93372DCFA // 7C6B 7C5D 5E2B 6356 A926 F04F 6E3C BCE9 3372
> Donald Stufft
> PGP: 0x6E3CBCE93372DCFA // 7C6B 7C5D 5E2B 6356 A926 F04F 6E3C BCE9 3372
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