Where's ubuntu's public key(s)?

Richard Hubbell richard.hubbell at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 02:00:05 UTC 2005

On 6/30/05, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 07:47:15AM -0700, Richard Hubbell wrote:
> >On 6/30/05, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> >> On Wed, Jun 29, 2005 at 09:18:35PM -0700, Richard Hubbell wrote:
> >> >Where's ubuntu's public key(s)?
> >>
> >> If you mean the public part of the keys used to sign Ubuntu's packages,
> >> then they can be found in most keyservers. I use subkeys.pgp.net.
> >
> >Strange they don't have them on their own site.
> >
> >> If you have a Ubuntu system you should already have all the keys you
> >> need registered for use with apt-get. You can use apt-key to check what
> >> keys are trusted by apt.
> >>
> >> Any particular reason why you need them?
> >
> >After downloading the iso I like to confirm with gpg --verify.
> >What else would one do with them?  What'd you have in mind?
> >What do you usually use them for?
> They are among APT's trusted keys by default, so they are used to check
> the packages I download and install. I've never had any need for them
> outside of that.

Apt doesn't do any good for downloading an iso.  You're assuming I'm using
ubuntu.   And finding the keys on a key server's a joke.  But it
doesn't matter after all since I'm not going to use ubuntu anyway.  I
was not confident after running the live cd and it couldn't get an X
display going.

> /M
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