Re: md5 file signing.
> > What is required is an option to make dpkg record this information at
> > install time. I can do this but I'm busy and it's a low priority.
> This wil slow down the installing even more. And it would require a lot of
> work. The additional file solution is simpler, the modifications to md5sums
> generic, the gencontrol patch already done.
It's less work than you might think, and should not make dpkg
I disagree that the modifications to md5sum are generic. md5sum is
supposed to calculate checksums, and should not deal with permissions,
I disagree that dpkg-gencontrol is the right place to do the
build-time calculation, even if build-time calculation is appropriate,
which I think it isn't.
If you go ahead anyway I'll just have to undo it all again in a few
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