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Re: debsums for maintainer scripts

On Wed, 03 Dec 2003 17:40:51 -0500, Anthony DeRobertis <asd@suespammers.org> said: 

> On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 05:23, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> Because it buys little security wise?

> I can take a rescue disk, a CD with relevant packages on it, boot
> the suspect server from the rescue disk, and quickly check
> md5sums. At least, if all packages had md5sums I could.

	Heh. You got the debs, you don't need the md5sum trickery. Try
 something like this:

__> ar p  /usr/local/src/arch/packages/debian--0.1/mailagent/mailagent_3.73-9_i386.deb data.tar.gz | tar zfd - | grep 'Contents differ'

	With the appropriate .deb, of course. Doing this with
 the control tar is left as an exercise for the reader.

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a music produced through the aid of electrical instruments which will
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heard." composer John Cage, 1937
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