Re: no md5sums for essential packages?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Martijn van Oosterhout) wrote on 01.08.02 in <20020801112654.A15082@svana.org>:
> No reason, however in the docs there is an example line to put in apt.conf
> to automatically generate md5sum files for every package that doesn't
> contain them.
> So after you do an upgrade you get a pile of lines like:
> Generating missing md5sums for package xxx...
> It's very convenient for finding broken files when your laptop battery dies
> just after you've done a dist-upgrade :)
Sounds convenient, yes ... now if I knew where it's hidden!