Filip Chabik

DevOps Engineer, Husband & Dad.

reprepro, building packages via SSH and signing repository

26th September 2011

I’m using my stationary PC for building packages, so most of the time I’m accessing this server via SSH. Almost everything is working fine, except pinentry (curses) which isn’t asking for a password during repository signing. Fortunately, reprepro has option that you can pass in command line which will force password question. The flag is --ask-passphrase and here’s an example command:

reprepro --ask-passphrase -b .. include unstable *.changes