Re: debsums for maintainer scripts
On Mon, 1 Dec 2003 19:22:44 -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> On Mon, 01 Dec 2003, Thomas Viehmann wrote:
>> Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
>> > On Mon, 01 Dec 2003, christophe barbe wrote:
>> >>Before mass bug-filling, it would be necessary to make it
>> >>mandatory which unfortunately is not the case right now afaik.
>> > Deployment plan for md5sums everywhere:
>> At ~600 affected source packages, this seems hardly feasible.
> It is feasible. You just to care about it enough, and you certainly
> don't have to do it alone, or in one go.
> Otherwise, it simply won't happen, unless about 90% of the packages
> or so aready use md5sums. At that figure, you have some changes of
> passing a policy of 'must', and you are guaranteed to get a 'should'
> to be approved IMHO.
Before we make such a push, we should at least ensure that it
is something we really want to do. I think locally generated
checksums are a better solution.
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the changes on its corollaries; that's philosophy. Two: Record many
facts. Try to find a pattern. Then make a wrong guess at the next
fact; that's science. Three: Be aware that you live in a malevolent
Universe controlled by Murphy's Law, sometimes offset by Brewster's
Factor; that's engineering.
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