Re: changes file format
Ian Murdock <email@example.com>
> We need to be able to feed the announcement to `md5sum -c', which
> expects <checksum> <space> <space> <filename>.
> I agree completely. At the moment, I have to run a special script to
> convert the dchanges md5sum format into a format that md5sum -c can
> understand. This is a pain. If I didn't know how to write a shell
> script to parse a string and rearrange it, I'd be out of luck.
dchanges implemented the announcement format proposed by Bruce.
If I recall, there was a call for discussion, but little input.
If I'm still maintaining dchanges I can tweak its announcement file
format, given a reasonable definition of the desired format. If Ian J.
is going to produce a dchanges replacement, he can address that.
BTW, "man md5sum" doesn't say anything about the required
<checksum> <space> <space> <filename> format for "md5sum -c".