Hello, I am contacting you as a package maintainer of Parabola GNU/Linux-libre, a fully free operating system in compliance with the Free Software Foundation's GNU FSDG. We also have a focus on privacy and security.
We attempt to ensure that all of our packages and upstream are secure. As such I discovered a problem with your package "popt", and . There is currently no hash check or GPG signature to verify that the latest source is actually the one you have created. This is particularly important since there have been recent attacks which replaced files on upstream servers. Take for example the Linux Mint hack earlier this year. (https://micahflee.com/2016/02/backdoored-linux-mint-and-the-perils-of-checksums/) I would like to request that you please upload a SHA512 checksum of your popt tar.gz files, as well as sign the SHA512 with a GPG signature. Technical documentation on how to do this: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E36784_01/html/E36870/sha512sum-1.html sha512sum * > SHA512SUMS https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1541303 gpg --clearsign -o SHA512SUMS.sign SHA512SUMS The resulting files, SHA512SUMS and SHA512SUMS.sign, can then be uploaded to your site (or on another site/server for added security), so that package maintainers can verify that the source is accurate and unhacked by a third-party prior to packaging. Thank you for your time and concern. Sincerely, Luke Parabola GNU/Linux-libre Packager
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