Uploading a signed release
If your project is part of GNU and you want to upload at ftp.gnu.org or alpha.gnu.org, you currently need to follow the maintainer guide.
On Savannah, you can use rsync+ssh, scp or sftp to upload your GPG signed files. To begin, please add your GPG key by logging in to Savannah using https://savannah.gnu.org/my/admin/change.php?item=gpgkey
For each upload destined for Savannah, two files need to be uploaded.
- File to distributed (eg.
- Detached GPG binary signature for that file (eg.
foo.tar.gz.sig). To create it, use
For example this will produce a file named
gpg -b --use-agent foo.tar.gz
To verify it:
$ gpg --verify foo.tar.gz.sig gpg: Signature made sam 03 mai 2008 18:16:09 CEST using DSA key ID 81704B93 gpg: Good signature from "Sylvain Beucler (GNU Savannah Hacker) <firstname.lastname@example.org>" gpg: aka "Sylvain Beucler (GNU Maintainer) <email@example.com>"
If you need to sign several files one after the other, we recommend
gpg-agent, a program that will temporarily keep you passphrase in
- Debian GNU/Linux and derivates (Ubuntu, Knoppix...):
apt-getor GUIs such as Synaptic)
- RPM-based (RedHat, Fedora...):
- Gentoo GNU/Linux:
Then you can use rsync/scp/sftp to upload your file:
# Give read permissions to your files! chmod 644 * # Upload the files scp release.tar.gz firstname.lastname@example.org:/releases/project/ rsync release.tar.gz email@example.com:/releases/project/ sftp firstname.lastname@example.org:/releases/project/ # interactive mode
scp cvs-1.11.22.tar.bz2 cvs-1.11.22.tar.bz2.sig email@example.com:/releases/cvs/source/stable/1.11.22/
You can also use the gnupload script to upload multiple files, available from the build-aux directory of the Gnulib project, http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gnulib.
Files will appear at http://download.savannah.nongnu.org/releases/project/. This is multiplexed between all mirrors, hopefully picking a nearby and up-to-date one. Please expect a delay of up to 24 hours for an upload on savannah to appear on all mirrors.
Type sftp://firstname.lastname@example.org/releases/yourproject in the Location bar.
lftp is a nice command-line tool with read-line support and shell-like commands, that can be used for SFTP.
Move files around with SFTP
Solution 1: use gFTP or Konqueror
Solution 2: with sftp:
renamecommand (mv and move don't exist)
specify the full destination, including the filename:
# wrong rename hello-1.2.tar.gz old/ # right rename hello-1.2.tar.gz old/hello-1.2.tar.gz
sshfs is based on FUSE. So FUSE must be compiled in your
kernel and you have to have the privileges to use it. For example, under
Debian GNU/Linux, you need to:
apt-get install sshfs gpasswd -a your_account fuse modprobe fuse # add it at the end of /etc/modules to make this permanent
Create a mountpoint, for example
mkdir mnt. You cannot simply use the
system's /mnt for that, you have to be the owner of the mountpoint. Then
sshfs email@example.com:/releases/yourproject mnt/. Please note,
that there has to be a colon after the server name! Then you can access
the files in that directory like in any other directory. To unmount use
fusermount -u mnt.
If you are made member of a new project, you need to umount / remount the sshfs connection to take it into account.
We are always happy to have more mirrors of the nongnu download area. The webmasters may inform us, or people may come to us directly. Information for new mirrors is at http://www.gnu.org/server/mirror.html (GNU webmasters can edit).
When we are told of a new mirror, we should verify, and then 1) on mgt,
add contact information to
2) on dl.sv.gnu.org, add the mirror url(s) to 2a)
/srv/download/00_MIRRORS.html (alphabetical, check
/srv/download/00_MIRRORS.txt (no order).