Re: md5sums files
> On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 05:41:26PM -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > [Harald Braumann]
> > > > Given a .deb, turning the data.tar.gz into foo.md5sums is a SMOP.
> > > > This could be before, during, or after the deb is unpacked.
> > > If you create the hashes at unpack time, you don't catch errors that
> > > happen during unpack.
> > You mean errors reading the data.tar.gz file? That is what the gzip
> > checksum is for, as I said later in my email.
> Errors writing a file.
Did you read the text you quoted?
Given a .deb, turning the data.tar.gz into foo.md5sums is a SMOP.
(By "SMOP", I meant "simple matter of programming".)
This has nothing to do with writing a file, except writing
/var/lib/dpkg/info/foo.md5sums, which is unavoidable.