A netrc-like mechanism in apt

Registered by Robbie Williamson on 2009-11-06

A netrc like mechanism in apt (some code available in lp:~mvo/apt/netrc) to ensure we have a file with mode 600 to store username,passwords for the store

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Michael Vogt
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Canonical Foundations Team
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for lucid
Implementation:
Started
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Michael Vogt on 2009-11-16

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Work items:
implement netrc parser (Dir::Etc::netrc): DONE
add a dir.d directory (Dir::Etc::netrcdir): POSTPONED
setup test environment / regressions/unit tests (test environment via private ppa): DONE
look into using for proxy passwords as well: POSTPONED
the "machine" keyword is not flexible enough, we need host+baseurl prefix test there (for e.g. ppa.launchpad.net with multiple archives): DONE
a UI in software-center/software-properties should be added that can read/write the netrc file/dir: POSTPONED

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