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Bug 1365147 - /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-26-fedora is a dangling symlink
Summary: /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-26-fedora is a dangling symlink
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: abrt
Version: 26
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: abrt
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2016-08-08 13:26 UTC by Vít Ondruch
Modified: 2018-05-29 11:48 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-05-29 11:48:08 UTC

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Description Vít Ondruch 2016-08-08 13:26:39 UTC
On my Rawhide, I can see following error in my journal:

aug 05 13:56:52 localhost abrt-server[2562]: Can't load public GPG key /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-26-primary

And indeed, I don't have the file on my filesystem and this was resolved as part of bug 1364378.

Nevertheless, I am curious how ABRT get to this file, since I was told by rel-eng that you should not refer to this file at all. Please see my log of conversation of IRC:

-dgilmore- vondruch: what is expecting rawhide to be signed?
>vondruch< dgilmore, I don't expect that ...
 dgilmore, I just expect that g-s will work
 dgilmore, and ABRT will work
>vondruch< dgilmore,
-dgilmore- vondruch: the repo files by default have gpgcheck=0
>vondruch< dgilmore, may be its a bug in package kit the?
-dgilmore- vondruch: in this case gnome-software must be doing something horribly wrong
>dgilmore< or packagekit is
 if the repo says do not check gpg signatures
>vondruch< dgilmore, srp 05 13:56:52 localhost abrt-server[2562]: Can't load public GPG key /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-26-primary
>dgilmore< then gnome-software should not check
>vondruch< dgilmore, this is what I see reported from ABRT ....
-dgilmore- vondruch: okay, whatever is trying to load the file is broken
>vondruch< dgilmore, ok ... I'll forward this to both parties ....
-dgilmore- vondruch: loading /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-26-primary will always be wrong also
>dgilmore< because secondary arches use a different key
 so for some arches the wrong file will be getting loaded
 it sounds like someone has implemented something without understanding how thinsg actually work
 and has mad some incorrect assumptions
-dgilmore- vondruch: /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-26-primary is not referenced in any configuration file
-dgilmore- vondruch: we have a -primary and -seconday file
 vondruch: we symlink the file to an arch specific location
-dgilmore- vondruch: so assuming that you are on x86-64 it should be loading gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-26-x86_64

Comment 1 Vít Ondruch 2016-08-08 13:27:24 UTC
$ rpm -q abrt

$ rpm -q fedora-repos

Comment 2 Jakub Filak 2016-08-08 21:02:57 UTC
Thank you for the report. You were right, ABRT does not directly link to that file but it links to the file's directory '/etc/pki/rpm-gpg' which is configured in the /etc/abrt/gpg_keys.conf file. ABRT loads all files from that directory and one of those files is the /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-26-fedora file which is a dangling symlink to RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-26-primary.

$ rpm -qf /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-26-fedora 

$ ls -al /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-26-fedora 
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 29 Jul 26 22:12 /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-26-fedora -> RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-26-primary

$ cd /etc/pki/rpm-gpg
$ ls -al $(readlink RPM-GPG-KEY-26-fedora)
ls: cannot access 'RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-26-primary': No such file or directory

Comment 3 Peter Robinson 2016-08-08 21:58:35 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1364378 ***

Comment 4 Dennis Gilmore 2016-08-09 09:26:55 UTC
Reopening as abrt is doing the wrong thing,

abrt needs to not makes its own assumptions about keys and if they should be imported. Rawhide has gpg checking disabled in the repo config files. the repo config files also point to an appropriate file for the key for the release/architecture in question. /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-26-fedora is a legacy link that really should just be removed at this point. It is not the correct file on secondary architectures. It is also not the correct file for any addon repos like rpmfusion. 

So please change abrt to use use the repo files to get appropriate keys and if gpg checking is even enabled.

Comment 5 Fedora End Of Life 2017-02-28 10:04:23 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 26 development cycle.
Changing version to '26'.

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