Re: md5sums files
Philipp Kern wrote:
> On 2010-03-03, Wouter Verhelst <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> This is where I disagree. When a checksum algorithm is compromised (and
>> MD5 *is* compromised), things only ever get worse, not better. Indeed,
>> MD5 preimage attacks are pretty hard *today*. But switching to something
>> more secure in preparation for the day when MD5 will be easily cracked
>> by every script kiddo around is *not* overkill.
> Sure, but to be honest, not even all packages managed to generate md5sums
> 'till now (with some quite core, omnipresent packages missing) so it seems out
> of scope for squeeze. Maybe squeeze+1.
I think its about time to require to generate checksums for packages and make
all packages which do not do so RC buggy.
Bernd Zeimetz Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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