DSCVERIFY(1) General Commands Manual DSCVERIFY(1)
dscverify - verify the validity of a Debian package
dscverify [--keyring keyring] ... changes_or_buildinfo_or_dsc_filename
dscverify checks that the GPG signatures on the given .changes, .build-
info or .dsc files are good signatures made by keys in the current
Debian keyrings, found in the debian-keyring package. (Additional
keyrings can be specified using the --keyring option any number of
times.) It then checks that the other files listed in the .changes,
.buildinfo or .dsc files have the correct sizes and checksums (MD5 plus
SHA1 and SHA256 if the latter are present). The exit status is 0 if
there are no problems and non-zero otherwise.
Add keyring to the list of keyrings to be used.
Do not use the default set of keyrings.
Do not read any configuration files. This can only be used as
the first option given on the command-line.
--nosigcheck, --no-sig-check, -u
Skip the signature verification step. That is, only verify the
sizes and checksums of the files listed in the .changes, .build-
info or .dsc files.
Do not suppress GPG output.
Display a help message and exit successfully.
Display version and copyright information and exit successfully.
The two configuration files /etc/devscripts.conf and ~/.devscripts are
sourced by a shell in that order to set configuration variables. Envi-
ronment variable settings are ignored for this purpose. If the first
command line option given is --noconf or --no-conf, then these files
will not be read. The currently recognised variable is:
This is a colon-separated list of extra keyrings to use in addi-
tion to any specified on the command line.
Please note that the keyring provided by the debian-keyring package can
be slightly out of date. The latest version can be obtained with rsync,
as documented in the README that comes with debian-keyring. If you
sync the keyring to a non-standard location (see below), you can use
the possibilities to specify extra keyrings, by either using the above
mentioned configuration option or the --keyring option.
Below is an example for an alias:
alias dscverify='dscverify --keyring ~/.gnupg/pubring.gpg'
STANDARD KEYRING LOCATIONS
By default dscverify searches for the debian-keyring in the following
gpg(1), gpg2(1), devscripts.conf(5)
dscverify was written by Roderick Schertler <firstname.lastname@example.org> and
posted on the email@example.com mailing list, with several
modifications by Julian Gilbey <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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