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* [bug#42030] [PATCH] channels: Error out when the 'guix' channel lacks an introduction.
@ 2020-06-24 12:57 Ludovic Courtès
  2020-06-24 21:13 ` Marius Bakke
  2020-06-28 21:31 ` bug#42030: " Ludovic Courtès
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Ludovic Courtès @ 2020-06-24 12:57 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 42030; +Cc: Ludovic Courtès

* guix/channels.scm (latest-channel-instance): Raise an error instead of
warning when 'guix is unauthenticated.
* tests/channels.scm ("latest-channel-instances, missing introduction for 'guix'"):
New test.
---
 guix/channels.scm  | 13 ++++++++++---
 tests/channels.scm | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Hi!

This patch makes it an error to have a 'guix' channel without an
introduction.  Before that, it was just a warning, which is easily
overlooked.  (Similarly, wget or your browser stop if they cannot
authenticate the host you're connecting to over HTTPS.)

Note that when using the "official" 'guix' channel, (guix channels)
automatically adds the introduction (see commit
c3f6f564e909ebefe752d24b325871a4e3a02d40).  It will work similarly
for people who maintain forks.

Thanks,
Ludo'.

diff --git a/guix/channels.scm b/guix/channels.scm
index 3eec5df883..1016b95045 100644
--- a/guix/channels.scm
+++ b/guix/channels.scm
@@ -406,9 +406,16 @@ their relation.  When AUTHENTICATE? is false, CHANNEL is not authenticated."
             ;; TODO: Warn for all the channels once the authentication interface
             ;; is public.
             (when (guix-channel? channel)
-              (warning (G_ "channel '~a' lacks an introduction and \
-cannot be authenticated~%")
-                       (channel-name channel))))
+              (raise (condition
+                      (&message
+                       (message (format #f (G_ "channel '~a' lacks an \
+introduction and cannot be authenticated~%")
+                                        (channel-name channel))))
+                      (&fix-hint
+                       (hint (G_ "Add the missing introduction to your
+channels file to address the issue.  Alternatively, you can pass
+@option{--disable-authentication}, at the risk of running unauthenticated and
+thus potentially malicious code.")))))))
         (warning (G_ "channel authentication disabled~%")))
 
     (when (guix-channel? channel)
diff --git a/tests/channels.scm b/tests/channels.scm
index 3a2c1d429b..d7202f8cbf 100644
--- a/tests/channels.scm
+++ b/tests/channels.scm
@@ -402,6 +402,27 @@
                          (channel-news-for-commit channel commit5 commit1))
                     '(#f "tag-for-first-news-entry")))))))
 
+(unless (which (git-command)) (test-skip 1))
+(test-assert "latest-channel-instances, missing introduction for 'guix'"
+  (with-temporary-git-repository directory
+      '((add "a.txt" "A")
+        (commit "first commit")
+        (add "b.scm" "#t")
+        (commit "second commit"))
+    (with-repository directory repository
+      (let* ((commit1 (find-commit repository "first"))
+             (commit2 (find-commit repository "second"))
+             (channel (channel (url (string-append "file://" directory))
+                               (name 'guix))))
+
+        (guard (c ((message-condition? c)
+                   (->bool (string-contains (condition-message c)
+                                            "introduction"))))
+          (with-store store
+            ;; Attempt a downgrade from NEW to OLD.
+            (latest-channel-instances store (list channel))
+            #f))))))
+
 (unless (gpg+git-available?) (test-skip 1))
 (test-equal "authenticate-channel, wrong first commit signer"
   #t
-- 
2.26.2





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* [bug#42030] [PATCH] channels: Error out when the 'guix' channel lacks an introduction.
  2020-06-24 12:57 [bug#42030] [PATCH] channels: Error out when the 'guix' channel lacks an introduction Ludovic Courtès
@ 2020-06-24 21:13 ` Marius Bakke
  2020-06-25  9:29   ` Ludovic Courtès
  2020-06-28 21:31 ` bug#42030: " Ludovic Courtès
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Marius Bakke @ 2020-06-24 21:13 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Ludovic Courtès, 42030; +Cc: Ludovic Courtès

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Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org> writes:

> * guix/channels.scm (latest-channel-instance): Raise an error instead of
> warning when 'guix is unauthenticated.
> * tests/channels.scm ("latest-channel-instances, missing introduction for 'guix'"):
> New test.

The hunk in tests/channels.scm does not apply.  :-)  LGTM, anyway.

I think we should export %guix-channel-introduction, or alternatively
add a %default-guix-channel that can be inherited, for easy access in
custom channels.scm files.  WDYT?

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* [bug#42030] [PATCH] channels: Error out when the 'guix' channel lacks an introduction.
  2020-06-24 21:13 ` Marius Bakke
@ 2020-06-25  9:29   ` Ludovic Courtès
  2020-06-29 11:47     ` Marius Bakke
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Ludovic Courtès @ 2020-06-25  9:29 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Marius Bakke; +Cc: 42030

Hi,

Marius Bakke <marius@gnu.org> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org> writes:
>
>> * guix/channels.scm (latest-channel-instance): Raise an error instead of
>> warning when 'guix is unauthenticated.
>> * tests/channels.scm ("latest-channel-instances, missing introduction for 'guix'"):
>> New test.
>
> The hunk in tests/channels.scm does not apply.  :-)  LGTM, anyway.

Ah, maybe because you were too fast: it depends on
a18d02def9862dfb9b7a5e3d5aa3b541b066d198, which I pushed yesterday.

> I think we should export %guix-channel-introduction, or alternatively
> add a %default-guix-channel that can be inherited, for easy access in
> custom channels.scm files.  WDYT?

The idea was to expose only ‘%default-channels’, which leaves room for
the possibility of having multiple channels by default.  I’d rather
avoid exposing the individual bits as that’s a bit of an additional
committment.

But note that the introduction of the “official” guix channel is
automatically added anyway (commit
c3f6f564e909ebefe752d24b325871a4e3a02d40).

Thanks for your feedback!

Ludo’.




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* bug#42030: [PATCH] channels: Error out when the 'guix' channel lacks an introduction.
  2020-06-24 12:57 [bug#42030] [PATCH] channels: Error out when the 'guix' channel lacks an introduction Ludovic Courtès
  2020-06-24 21:13 ` Marius Bakke
@ 2020-06-28 21:31 ` Ludovic Courtès
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Ludovic Courtès @ 2020-06-28 21:31 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 42030-done; +Cc: Marius Bakke

Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org> skribis:

> * guix/channels.scm (latest-channel-instance): Raise an error instead of
> warning when 'guix is unauthenticated.
> * tests/channels.scm ("latest-channel-instances, missing introduction for 'guix'"):
> New test.
> ---
>  guix/channels.scm  | 13 ++++++++++---
>  tests/channels.scm | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
>  2 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Pushed as ead5c46147ebf352ad4804d52a766dcf105eda4f.

Ludo’.




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* [bug#42030] [PATCH] channels: Error out when the 'guix' channel lacks an introduction.
  2020-06-25  9:29   ` Ludovic Courtès
@ 2020-06-29 11:47     ` Marius Bakke
  2020-06-29 15:14       ` Ludovic Courtès
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Marius Bakke @ 2020-06-29 11:47 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Ludovic Courtès; +Cc: 42030

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Hello!  Sorry for the late reply.

Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org> writes:

>> I think we should export %guix-channel-introduction, or alternatively
>> add a %default-guix-channel that can be inherited, for easy access in
>> custom channels.scm files.  WDYT?
>
> The idea was to expose only ‘%default-channels’, which leaves room for
> the possibility of having multiple channels by default.  I’d rather
> avoid exposing the individual bits as that’s a bit of an additional
> committment.
>
> But note that the introduction of the “official” guix channel is
> automatically added anyway (commit
> c3f6f564e909ebefe752d24b325871a4e3a02d40).

It is only added for people using the default channel URL, and not for
local mirrors that may well be authenticated.  E.g. (url "/some/dir") or
(url "https://github.com/guix-mirror/guix").

Would it make sense to remove the %default-channel-url check from
ensure-default-introductions?  I think we can safely assume that a
channel named 'guix is _the_ Guix channel regardless of where it came
from, and if users need to override the introduction they can just do
that.

Currently I do this to access the channel introduction, which seems
needlessly complicated:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(use-modules (srfi srfi-1))
(let ((guix-channel (find (lambda (channel)
                            (eq? 'guix (channel-name channel)))
                          %default-channels)))
  (list [other channels omitted]
        (channel
         (inherit guix-channel)
         (url "/home/marius/src/guix"))))
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

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* [bug#42030] [PATCH] channels: Error out when the 'guix' channel lacks an introduction.
  2020-06-29 11:47     ` Marius Bakke
@ 2020-06-29 15:14       ` Ludovic Courtès
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Ludovic Courtès @ 2020-06-29 15:14 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Marius Bakke; +Cc: 42030

Hi!

Marius Bakke <marius@gnu.org> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org> writes:
>
>>> I think we should export %guix-channel-introduction, or alternatively
>>> add a %default-guix-channel that can be inherited, for easy access in
>>> custom channels.scm files.  WDYT?
>>
>> The idea was to expose only ‘%default-channels’, which leaves room for
>> the possibility of having multiple channels by default.  I’d rather
>> avoid exposing the individual bits as that’s a bit of an additional
>> committment.
>>
>> But note that the introduction of the “official” guix channel is
>> automatically added anyway (commit
>> c3f6f564e909ebefe752d24b325871a4e3a02d40).
>
> It is only added for people using the default channel URL, and not for
> local mirrors that may well be authenticated.  E.g. (url "/some/dir") or
> (url "https://github.com/guix-mirror/guix").
>
> Would it make sense to remove the %default-channel-url check from
> ensure-default-introductions?  I think we can safely assume that a
> channel named 'guix is _the_ Guix channel regardless of where it came
> from, and if users need to override the introduction they can just do
> that.

I don’t think we can do that: if someone who’s not currently a committer
wants to publish a fork, they’ll also publish a different introduction,
pointing to the first commit where they’re in ‘.guix-authorizations’.

> Currently I do this to access the channel introduction, which seems
> needlessly complicated:
>
> (use-modules (srfi srfi-1))
> (let ((guix-channel (find (lambda (channel)
>                             (eq? 'guix (channel-name channel)))
>                           %default-channels)))

You can write: (find guix-channel? %default-channels).

>   (list [other channels omitted]
>         (channel
>          (inherit guix-channel)
>          (url "/home/marius/src/guix"))))

I’m hesitant.  We can publish ‘%guix-channel-introduction’ if it helps,
but it’s a slight maintenance constraint for a slight improvement.  :-)
WDYT?

Ludo’.




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