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Re: New Source Formats and Source Package Verification

srivasta@datasync.com (Manoj Srivastava)  wrote on 13.05.97 in <87bu6fdq3s.fsf@tiamat.datasync.com>:

> 	Or, thirdly, we use pristine sources iff they are in supported
>  formats, or else the upstream source is massaged into a supported
>  format, and BIG signs are posted pointing to the real sources and the
>  steps taken to massage it into the supported format.

And we include md5sums of both the original and the repacked stuff, or  
something similar, so people can check that what they got from the  
original site is the same that the maintainer got.

MfG Kai

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