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Re: debsums for maintainer scripts

* Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> [031205 16:11]:
> With replaced files being kept you can recalculate correct md5sum
> lists for A and B at any time in any combination of installed
> packages. But even if it fails due to some bug you will only get a
> false negative. Then you download the debs and see what the problem
> is.

But false negatives cause work. Why do you want to cause false

I'm still hoping to see you giving a single reason, why the current
robust solution, implemented by a vast majority packages, should be
replaced by something else. Where this something else needs substantial
computing power, will need much work to be usable in all cases and 
is complex enought that it will eventually fail.

The only thing having any similarity to a reason was the size of those
files. But seeing how small they are, I don't think this can be the
reason. So what did I miss?

  Bernhard R. Link

Sendmail is like emacs: A nice operating system, but missing
an editor and a MTA.

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