AW: Wish for enhancement: Extending .list with size and possibly md5sum
>> Since I can't use Rsync to download, I have to use ftp which might not
>> relyable download. While I can check for correctness of any debian
>> packages, it's not possible for ordinary files (i.e. disk images). If
>> the .list files contains besides the filename the size and possibly the
>> md5sum as well, this check could simply be implemented into the
>> make-pseudo-image script.
>1. Packages downloaded by make-pseudo-image may have errors; rsync will
As I said before I _can't_ use rsync!
>2. .deb packages already have md5sums&sizes, see the Packages(.gz) files,
It's not the debian packages or the source packages which makes trouble,
it's all the supporting files (i.e.docs, images, etc). Any file in i.e.
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/potato/main/disks-i386 weren't listed
anywhere with size and md5sum. This is also true for any file in
>3. The CD images have md5sums, see http://cdimage.debian.org/faq.html, 8th
Sorry as much as I like to to download a 650MBytes file this is simply out
of question for me. I have to use ftp and limit my downloads to as few files
as necessary.But to get a bootable debian CD I have the following choises:
1. Wait until I can buy a potato/woody released CD.
2. Downloading any necessary file and check filesize manually of any file
which isn't listed in either Packages.gz or Sources.gz.
3. Persuade anyone to provide the missing information in any usefull way.
To add filesize and md5sum of each single file in the .lists files would be
suffice for me. To do this with tab separate files mustn't break to many
Okay another way to solve my problem would be if any debian directory which
doesn't have a Packages.gz or Source.gz does have a Files.gz with all the
necessary informations. Maybe it could have a similar structure as
Packages.gz or Source.gz.
PS. As I think now the Files.gz might be the better solution.