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Re: proposed release goal: DEBIAN/md5sums for all packages

On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 08:23:38PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
>> I'd opt for dpkg generating the checksums upon _extracting_ the .deb
>> file.
> Not all debian systems have fast CPU and fast disk.

I could understand the fast CPU argument, but there's no good reason why
MD5ing at extraction time wouldn't be feasible, costing you zero extra disk
activity. If nothing else, the data is likely to be in the cache if you do
extract, md5, extract, md5 for each file or even for each package (depending
on the amount of RAM).

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