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debrsign - remotely sign a Debian .changes and .dsc file pair using SSH
takes either an unsigned .dsc
file or an
file and the associated unsigned .dsc
file (found by replacing the architecture name and .changes
) if it appears in the .changes
file and signs them
by copying them to the remote machine using ssh
(1) and remotely
(1) on that machine. All options not listed
below are passed to the debsign
program on the remote machine.
If a .changes or .dsc file is specified, it is signed,
otherwise, debian/changelog is parsed to determine the name of
the .changes file to look for in the parent directory.
This utility is useful if a developer must build a package on one
machine where it is unsafe to sign it; they need then only transfer
the small .dsc and .changes files to a safe machine and
then use the debsign program to sign them before
transferring them back. This program automates this process.
To do it the other way round, that is to connect to an unsafe machine
to download the .dsc and .changes files, to sign them
locally and then to transfer them back, see the debsign(1)
program, which can do this task.
Look for a source-only .changes file instead of a binary-build
- -adebian-architecture, -tGNU-system-type
See dpkg-architecture(1) for a description of these options.
They affect the search for the .changes file. They are provided
to mimic the behaviour of dpkg-buildpackage when determining the
name of the .changes file.
Multiarch .changes mode: This signifies that debrsign should
use the most recent file with the name pattern
package_version_*+*.changes as the .changes file, allowing for the
.changes files produced by dpkg-cross.
- --path remote-path
Specify a path to the GPG binary on the remote host.
- --help, --version
Show help message and version information respectively.
- Other options
All other options are passed on to debsign on the remote
The two configuration files /etc/devscripts.conf
are sourced in that order to set configuration
variables. Command line options can be used to override configuration
file settings. Environment variable settings are ignored for this
purpose. The currently recognised variables are:
Equivalent to passing --path on the command line (see above.)
This program was written by Julian Gilbey <firstname.lastname@example.org
> and is
copyright under the GPL, version 2 or later.
- CONFIGURATION VARIABLES
- SEE ALSO