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Bug#366780: ITP: summain -- compute and verify file checksums

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Lars Wirzenius <liw@iki.fi>

* Package name    : summain
  Version         : 1.0
  Upstream Author : Lars Wirzenius <liw@iki.fi>
* URL             : http://liw.iki.fi/liw/summain/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : compute and verify file checksums

 A checksum is a number that identifies the contents of a file: if the
 contents change, so does the checksum. If you create a checksum before
 you burn a CD, when you know the files are correct, you can easily
 check the CD at any time: just compute the checksum again and see if
 they have changed.
 summain computes and checks files against such checksums. It supports
 both MD5 and SHA-1 checksums, using formats compatible with the md5sum
 and sha1sum utilities, both for reading and writing. In addition, it
 can read and verify checksums from Debian .dsc, .changes, and Sources

(This ITP is for a program not quite released yet. I hope to get some
feedback on the description. The release and package upload to NEW will
happen once Debcamp6 Internet access gets more usable, or when I return

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-686
Locale: LANG=fi_FI.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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