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Bug#944697: security.debian.org: please bring back MD5Sum, at least for buster/updates

Package: ftp.debian.org
Severity: serious
Justification: breaks image generation tools


I've mentioned this on #debian-ftp already, but filing a bug report in
addition to make sure it's not lost.

Assuming the FTP team is responsible for security's dak setup as well,
we'd like to get MD5Sum back in buster/updates.

python-apt relies on md5 fields internally, as documented in #944696,
and a current symptom is live-wrapper's tracebacking accordingly when
packages are available in security; this has been the case for the
intel-microcode package, for a few hours.

jessie/updates and stretch/updates seem fine (MD5Sum is present there).
I don't have an opinion regarding bulleyes/updates (MD5Sum is missing
there) at this point, but given at least some apt bindings don't support
missing MD5Sum, it would seem premature to remove it from there as well?

Cyril Brulebois -- Debian Consultant @ DEBAMAX -- https://debamax.com/

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