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Re: dpkg-sig support wanted?

Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> writes:
> If such a signature mechanism is implemented, dinstall could also append
> a copy of the filelist, with updated md5sums.  I'm not familiar with the
> ar format, but can one restore the old md5sum when you unpack the deb,
> remove the additional signature, and re-ar it?

You can simply strip off the parts that change the md5sum, without the
unpack/pack cycle. The problem is to know which parts need to be removed.

BOFH #335:
the AA battery in the wallclock sends magnetic interference

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