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Re: md5sums files

On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 08:08:38PM +0100, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> I think its about time to require to generate checksums for packages
> and make all packages which do not do so RC buggy.

Well, RC buggy is probably a tad excessive for this release, considering
that we are (I hope :)) close to a freeze. But I agree with the
principle, actually I've been surprised *positively* by the numbers
reported by Wouter and by those I've found on my laptop:

  zack@usha:/var/lib/dpkg/info$ dpkg -l |grep ^ii |wc -l
  zack@usha:/var/lib/dpkg/info$ ls *md5sums|wc -l

Almost all packages (I've installed) ship md5sums, while the situation
was almost reverted a few releases ago.

I'm curious about what contributed to this positive change (dh7 and/or
CDBS invoking dh_md5sums by default?), any idea?


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