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Re: partial patches - server application

* Andreas Barth:

> This means: If the local file dists/sid/main/binary-i386/Packages has
> the sha1-sum of f3a0c1972021af11782c661d1bd5214f1d443868, take the patch
> named 2005-01-04-1633.27 (and this patch has the given size and
> sha1-sum). Of course, this patch is a gz'ed file. The Patches are
> ed-style, which is better for size.

Is this really a good idea?  patch invokes ed(1) to process ed
scripts, and this might lead to execution of arbitrary commands.

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