Re: wishlist for dpkg
* Adam Heath
| On Fri, 18 May 2001, Ulf Jaenicke-Roessler wrote:
| > Hmmm, my thought was, that data.tar.gz shouldn't be unpacked at all, if
| > the (additional) checksum does not match. But I don't know any internals
| > of dpkg, so this might quite well be wrong.
| This requires scanning the entire data.tar.gz, seeing that it is valid, then
| processing it all again, to extract it.
How about first extracting it, seeing that it went ok and then
Not that I know how this is implemented internally in dpkg, but if
feasible, this would be a slowdown, but not so bad as a full scan.
Or go the way of having an md5sum of data.tar.gz in the ar.
Tollef Fog Heen
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