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From "Wendy Smoak (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MEV-653) Invalid signatures at central
Date Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:23:23 GMT


Wendy Smoak commented on MEV-653:

I can't find a JIRA issue, but I'm pretty sure this was a bug in a prior Maven version.

Yes, signatures are required and this should have been discovered during the vote.

Since the poms are plain text and could be compared pretty easily to the svn tag, you should
be able to verify that they are okay for your use.

> Invalid signatures at central
> -----------------------------
>                 Key: MEV-653
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven Evangelism
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Anders Hammar
> The signatures for these poms are invalid. This causes issues when setting up environments
that verify the signatures and is not good as all Apache artifacts is supposed to be signed
as I understand it. This pom is used as a parent by some artifacts which many Maven plugins
use. Here's an example:
> maven-compiler-plugin:2.1 depends on maven-toolchain:1.0 which has maven:2.0.6 as parent.
> I asked Jason van Zyl about this as it is (supposedly) he who signed and he says he lost
that key and revoked it. Hence the signature should fail. However, the weird thing is that
org.apache.maven:maven-script:2.0.6 was signed with the same key about the same time (part
of the same release?) and that signature is reported ok.
> I'd happily work with you to solve this. There are possibly more artifacts with invalid
signatures. However, I have to admit that I am no pgp expert.

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