Would it be possible to add an additional field per package in the Packages
file, which looks like this:
(always exactly that length).
It is a hash of the file, distinct from MD5; Freenet can't use MD5 or any other
regular hash for various reasons. It can be determined without reference to
the network; it is several times slower than MD5. It would be very helpful for
apt-get-over-freenet. What would be involved in putting it in, is that even
possible? When is the MD5 field calculated (or checked) ? It only needs to be
in on actual distributed Packages files.
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