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Re: md5sums files

On Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 01:25:44AM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > I don't think that just because something is required, it should be
> > necessarily part of dpkg.  So far, we are talking about a policy of
> > including md5sum in our .debs, *not* about changing the .deb format to
> > require md5sums (at least, as far as I can tell).
> Yes we do. If not having a md5sum (or rather sha256sum) file in the
> package is a policy violation of a MUST directive then the .deb format
> is effectively changed.

No, it is not.  Debian is not only consumer of the .deb format these


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