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Re: dpkg-sig support wanted?

On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 06:44:37PM +1100, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 03:48:15PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 02:31:22PM +1100, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > > I think the final judgment in this issue is going to come down to personal
> > > taste and needs more than anything else.
> > That's fine for personal repositories, it's not sufficient for Debian's
> > archive.
> Well, I think that personal taste is sufficient for Debian's archive, and it
> seems obvious that Those In The Know have decided that they prefer one taste
> over another.  <grin>

*sigh* Do you really think that comment was helpful?

> > Add a "Depends: some-random-package" that you know has a security hole
> > to dpkg's entry in the Packages and it'll be automatically installed by
> > apt.
> You're a lot more devious than I am, AJ, as I'd never considered these
> possibilities.

I've had this same conversation a dozen times before...

> > No, there isn't anything, apparently the mirroring to merkel got disabled
> > due to the inode usage / rsync time. There's some 700k odd changes
> > files.
> Ouch.  rsync must be *loving* those.

Well, it's loving them being excluded, yeah...

Developers who'd like to play with making a workable format for .changes
files can play around with changes files separated by month up 'til
2005/04 by poking around in /org/ftp.debian.org/queue/done on merkel;
changes up 'til August are also available unseparated, but you're better
off just ignoring those for experimenting.


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