Re: debsums for maintainer scripts
On Sat, Dec 06, 2003 at 01:24:58AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Fri, 05 Dec 2003 13:34:10 -0500, Anthony DeRobertis <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> > On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 11:11, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >> That is but one optimization: we already are suffering from archive
> >> bloat, what about the disk and bandwidth cost of carrying around
> >> the sigs? And since one rarely needs the md5sums anyway, what is
> >> so wrong with checking against the .deb when needed?
> > I just took an md5sum of every file on my system. Including things
> > like /var and /home that aren't part of packages. It's 13M,
> > uncompressed. Compressed, it's 3.5M.
> > If we were really worried about archive size, an md5sum is 16
> > octets. It's hard to see that mattering to overall archive size.
> I am (probably) getting a Zaurus for christmas this year. I
> would like to run Debian on it. You think that the PDA has gobs of
> disk space to throw around?
udeb's would probably be better here anyway; the checksums is
not the heaviest load on your Zaurus; dpkg itself, perl, glibc, etc will
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