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Re: md5sums files

Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, Mar  3, 2010 at 10:05:11 -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
>> fundamentally, shipping a md5sums file is really just a tradeoff in
>> download size vs. installation speed, not unlike gzip vs. bzip2.  One
> Only if you assume that disks never fail and thus files never get
> corrupted when the package gets unpacked.
> Cheers,
> Julien

Or the memory, the cpu, the pci bus, the ide bus, ... have a bit
toggler. There are many ways file can be corrupted between being
downloaded (where apt checks them) and them being unpacked and
checksumed locally.


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