Re: Compare .deb file to filesystem
> > I know debsums does part of this job, but AIUI only if the .deb
> > contains md5sums information.
> > This would be a useful tool for a maintainer with a complex package (I
> > have an internal one here in mind) which he has been forced to edit
> > the files 'in-place' to fix problems, and wishes to get a list of all
> > files he edited.
> > Does this exist?
> How close is debsums to what you want?
It's close --- that's why I mentioned it --- but it requires the .deb
to have md5sum information. This shouldn't be necessary, it should be
simple enough to dpkg-deb -x the deb, then go through each file,
comparing size and then contents (with `cmp').
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