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Re: dpkg-sig support wanted?

Jeroen van Wolffelaar <jeroen@wolffelaar.nl> writes:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 04:50:02PM +0100, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
>> As I'm responsible for most of dpkg-sig's code (and planned to do some
>> more work in the next two months) I'd like to know if anyone cares about
>> using these binary signatures or if I can invest my time into something
>> that's a bit more satisfying (== non-Debian stuff). As the ftp-masters
>> and the dpkg maintainers seem to have no interest in the whole thing,
>> I'm beginning to doubt that it's sensible to work on dpkg-sig.
> Just to provide some statistics about dpkg-sig usage, as I got curious
> about it too:
> In the archive, 525 out of 283283 .deb's are dpkg-sig'd (0.19%).

Of these 283283 debs, only ~1/9 (1 of 11 archs - packages that are
arch: all, that's only an assumption, correct me if i'm wrong) are
directly uploaded by developers. About 1/4 of the pool should be woody
packages (which was released before dpkg-sig). So we get 283283 * 1/9 *
3/4, which gives us about 23606 packages, which means that 525 are about
2.25%. Regarding the fact that dpkg-sig is not actively advertised
because support in dak and dpkg is still missing, that's not *too* bad.

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