Using Red Hat digital signing on setup.exe (was Re: Cygwin 1.7.14-2 setup.exe v2.772 broken?)

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sun Apr 29 00:46:00 GMT 2012


On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 09:57:01PM +0100, Nick Lowe wrote:
>> It's bad etiquette to derail an email thread with unrelated questions.
>
>I certainly didn't mean to derail it, the other points were ancillary
>to the implicit point that I intended to make which is that if the
>executable was digitally signed, any potential corruption would
>immediately be flagged by the operating system.

There is no evidence that setup.exe (which is signed) was corrupt.  It
has/had what we call in the software industry "a bug".  Digital signing
is not going to solve that.

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