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VENDORS.LIST

Section: (5)
Updated: 19 September 2006
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NAME

vendors.list - Security key configuration for APT 

DESCRIPTION

The package vendor list contains a list of all vendorsfrom whom you wish to authenticate downloaded packages.For each vendor listed, it must contain the correspondingPGP key fingerprint, so that APT can perform signatureverification of the release file and subsequent checkingof the checksums of each downloaded package.To have authentication enabled, you must add the vendor identification string (see below) enclosed insquare braces to the sources.list line for all sites that mirrorthe repository provided by that vendor.

The format of this file is similar to the one used byapt.conf. It consists of an arbitrary number of blocks ofvendors, where each block starts with a string telling thekey_type and the vendor_id.

Some vendors may have multiple blocks that define differentsecurity policies for their distributions. Debian for instanceuses a different signing methodology for stable and unstable releases.

key_type is the type of the check required.Currently, there is only one type available which is simple-key.

vendor_id is the vendor identification string. It is anarbitrary string you must supply to uniquely identifify avendor that's listed in this file.Example:

   simple-key "joe"{   Fingerprint "0987AB4378FSD872343298787ACC";   Name "Joe Shmoe <joeAATTshmoe.com>";}                                                   
 

THE SIMPLE-KEY TYPE

This type of verification is used when the vendor has a singlesecured key that must be used to sign the Release file. Thefollowing items should be present

Fingerprint
The PGP fingerprint for the key. The fingerprint should beexpressed in the standard notion with or without spaces.The --fingerprint option for gpg(1)will show the fingerprint for the selected keys(s).
Name
A string containing a description of the owner ofthe key or vendor. You may put the vendor name and it'semail. The string must be quoted with ".
 

FILES

/etc/apt/vendors.list 

SEE ALSO

sources.list(5) 

BUGS

See the APT bug page <URL:http://bugs.debian.org/src:apt>. If you wish to report a bug in APT, please see/usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt or the reportbug(1) command. 

AUTHOR

APT was written by the APT team <aptAATTpackages.debian.org>.


 

Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
THE SIMPLE-KEY TYPE
FILES
SEE ALSO
BUGS
AUTHOR

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