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debsums priority standard?

Christoph writes:
> I got a suggestion to make the debsums package priority standard. Both
> debmake and debhelper produce packages with md5sums. Some maintainers
> also have manually equipped their packages with md5sums. The debsums
> package includes scripts to check the integrity of packages installed
> with md5sums and is quite small.

1. There is not yet a consensus about what the correct goals and
mechanisms for these checksums are.

2. I would object to any package-building tool written by Christoph
being made Standard without a thorough design and code review.


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