Rubicon - import artifacts into a trusted area¶
Rubicon imports (build)artifacts from a less-trusted space into a trusted area. It verifies GPG signatures of the artifacts against a trusted keyring, and if the files can be trusted, moves them to a predefined location.
It can be used for importing arbitrary files, as long as they are
accompanied by a signed
.dud (“Debian Upload Description”) file.
About the name¶
The Rubicon river was
historically the border between the Roman province Cisalpine Gaul and
Italy. Governors of northern provinces were not allowed to cross it with
their troups, doing so was a capital offense (something that a certain
Julius Caesar famously ignored). The
rubicon tool ensures only
trusted allies cross the border in Laniakea.