This patch series does it! It integrates checkout authentication
with (guix channels). Now, ‘guix pull’, ‘guix time-machine’ etc.
automatically authenticate the commits they fetch and raise an
error if they find an unsigned commit or a commit signed by an
Channel introductions² are implemented but not exposed. Thus,
third-party channels cannot use the authentication mechanism yet.
Conversely, the ‘guix’ channel is authenticated by default.
Any commit in the closure of the introduction’s first commit
is considered authentic (for instance, the commit pointed to
by ‘v0.5’ is considered authentic, even though it’s not even
signed.) Conversely, any commit that does _not_ contain the
introduction’s first commit in its closure is considered
The patch marked “DROP?” implements “prehistorical authorizations”,
i.e., authorizations for when ‘.guix-authorizations’ didn’t exist
(“make authenticate” does that as well).
Without that patch, we take 87a40d7203a813921b3ef0805c2b46c0026d6c31
(May 5th) as the introduction’s first commit.
In concrete terms, what the patch marked as “DROP?” would buy
us is the ability to merge branches created between ‘v1.0.0’ and
87a40…. I think it’s not that useful, so I’m willing to drop it.
(We can always take it later if we want to.)
There’s a ‘--disable-authentication’ escape hatch for ‘guix pull’,
but not for ‘guix time-machine’ (we’d need to make sure we don’t
cache an inferior that was not authenticated.)
I would much welcome feedback! I’m happy to answer questions if
anything’s unclear. Don’t hesitate, because after that it’ll be
harder to change!
Ludovic Courtès (9):
git-authenticate: Cache takes a key parameter.
git-authenticate: 'authenticate-commits' takes a #:keyring parameter.
tests: Move OpenPGP helpers to (guix tests gnupg).
channels: 'latest-channel-instance' authenticates Git checkouts.
channels: Make 'validate-pull' call right after clone/pull.
.guix-channel: Add 'keyring-reference'.
channels: Automatically add introduction for the official 'guix'
pull: Add '--disable-authentication'.
DROP? channels: Add prehistorical authorizations to
.dir-locals.el | 1 +
.guix-channel | 3 +-
build-aux/git-authenticate.scm | 246 +------------------
doc/guix.texi | 20 +-
guix/channels.scm | 437 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
guix/git-authenticate.scm | 32 +--
guix/scripts/pull.scm | 24 +-
guix/tests/gnupg.scm | 32 ++-
tests/channels.scm | 128 +++++++++-
tests/git-authenticate.scm | 25 --
10 files changed, 634 insertions(+), 314 deletions(-)