A collection of miscellaneous notes governing releasing Debian.

Signing Keys for Release.gpg

Procedure for Stretch was (stable being the being-released Stretch, oldstable being the being-superseded Jessie):

$ gpg --list-packets Debian-9.0-Release.gpg
# off=0 ctb=89 tag=2 hlen=3 plen=540
:signature packet: algo 1, keyid 8B48AD6246925553
        version 4, created 1497689180, md5len 0, sigclass 0x00
        digest algo 8, begin of digest 1b ad
        hashed subpkt 2 len 4 (sig created 2017-06-17)
        subpkt 16 len 8 (issuer key ID 8B48AD6246925553)
        data: [4096 bits]
# off=543 ctb=89 tag=2 hlen=3 plen=540
:signature packet: algo 1, keyid 7638D0442B90D010
        version 4, created 1497689180, md5len 0, sigclass 0x00
        digest algo 8, begin of digest 1b ad
        hashed subpkt 2 len 4 (sig created 2017-06-17)
        subpkt 16 len 8 (issuer key ID 7638D0442B90D010)
        data: [4095 bits]
# off=1086 ctb=89 tag=2 hlen=3 plen=540
:signature packet: algo 1, keyid CBF8D6FD518E17E1
        version 4, created 1497692473, md5len 0, sigclass 0x00
        digest algo 8, begin of digest 54 15
        hashed subpkt 2 len 4 (sig created 2017-06-17)
        subpkt 16 len 8 (issuer key ID CBF8D6FD518E17E1)
        data: [4095 bits]
# off=1629 ctb=89 tag=2 hlen=3 plen=540
:signature packet: algo 1, keyid EF0F382A1A7B6500
        version 4, created 1497692473, md5len 0, sigclass 0x00
        digest algo 8, begin of digest 54 15
        hashed subpkt 2 len 4 (sig created 2017-06-17)
        subpkt 16 len 8 (issuer key ID EF0F382A1A7B6500)
        data: [4096 bits]

$ gpg --list-packets Debian-9.9-Release.gpg
# off=0 ctb=89 tag=2 hlen=3 plen=563
:signature packet: algo 1, keyid 8B48AD6246925553
        version 4, created 1556357444, md5len 0, sigclass 0x00
        digest algo 8, begin of digest f0 eb
        hashed subpkt 33 len 21 (issuer fpr v4 A1BD8E9D78F7FE5C3E65D8AF8B48AD6246925553)
        hashed subpkt 2 len 4 (sig created 2019-04-27)
        subpkt 16 len 8 (issuer key ID 8B48AD6246925553)
        data: [4096 bits]
# off=566 ctb=89 tag=2 hlen=3 plen=563
:signature packet: algo 1, keyid 7638D0442B90D010
        version 4, created 1556357444, md5len 0, sigclass 0x00
        digest algo 8, begin of digest e6 a4
        hashed subpkt 33 len 21 (issuer fpr v4 126C0D24BD8A2942CC7DF8AC7638D0442B90D010)
        hashed subpkt 2 len 4 (sig created 2019-04-27)
        subpkt 16 len 8 (issuer key ID 7638D0442B90D010)
        data: [4096 bits]
# off=1132 ctb=89 tag=2 hlen=3 plen=563
:signature packet: algo 1, keyid EF0F382A1A7B6500
        version 4, created 1556357613, md5len 0, sigclass 0x00
        digest algo 8, begin of digest de 48
        hashed subpkt 33 len 21 (issuer fpr v4 067E3C456BAE240ACEE88F6FEF0F382A1A7B6500)
        hashed subpkt 2 len 4 (sig created 2019-04-27)
        subpkt 16 len 8 (issuer key ID EF0F382A1A7B6500)
        data: [4096 bits]