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dscverify - verify the validity of a Debian package
] ... changes_or_dsc_filename
checks that the GPG signatures on the given
files are good signatures made by keys in
the current Debian keyrings, found in the debian-keyring
packages. (Additional keyrings can be specified using the
option any number of times.) It then checks that the
other files listed in the .changes
files have the
correct sizes and checksums (MD5 plus SHA1 and SHA256 if the latter are
present). The exit status is 0 if there are no problems and non-zero
- --keyring keyring
Add keyring to the list of keyrings to be used.
Do not use the default set of keyrings.
- --no-conf, --noconf
Do not read any configuration files. This can only be used as the
first option given on the command-line.
- --nosigcheck, --no-sig-check, -u
Skip the signature verification step. That is, only verify the sizes and
checksums of the files listed in the .changes or .dsc files.
Do not suppress GPG output.
- --help, -h
Display a help message and exit successfully.
Display version and copyright information and exit successfully.
The two configuration files /etc/devscripts.conf
are sourced by a shell in that order to set
configuration variables. Environment variable settings are ignored
for this purpose. If the first command line option given is
, then these files will not be
read. The currently recognised variable is:
This is a colon-separated list of extra keyrings to use in addition to
any specified on the command line.
Please note that the keyring provided by the debian-keyring package
can be slightly out of date. The latest version can be obtained with
rsync, as documented in the README that comes with debian-keyring.
If you sync the keyring to a non-standard location (see below),
you can use the possibilities to specify extra keyrings, by either
using the above mentioned configuration option or the --keyring option.
Below is an example for an alias:
alias dscverify='dscverify --keyring ~/.gnupg/pubring.gpg'
STANDARD KEYRING LOCATIONS
By default dscverify searches for the debian-keyring in the following
was written by Roderick Schertler <firstname.lastname@example.org
and posted on the email@example.com
with several modifications by Julian Gilbey <firstname.lastname@example.org
- CONFIGURATION VARIABLES
- STANDARD KEYRING LOCATIONS
- SEE ALSO