I'd like to discuss how difficult it is to add a third party repository

Christopher Halse Rogers chalserogers at gmail.com
Tue May 29 00:16:06 UTC 2007

On 5/28/07, Dean Sas <dean at deansas.org> wrote:
> Not in Gutsy at least, there's an authentication tab in
> software-properties-gtk, you can press the "import key file" and browse
> to a key file to add that.
Since software-properties-gtk is already a mime handler for
sources.list, could we extend s-p to be a mime-handler for a more
general repository-specification file?  Something with a format
including such things as gpg key-id and keyserver, comment, and
possibly a list of mirrors.  Then a user could click on an "add wine
repository" link, and be presented with a sane dialog verifying that
they really want to add the "winehq.whereever.org/apt" repository,
signed by foo, to their software sources.

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