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Re: Bug#540215: Introduce dh_checksums

On 09/03/2010 14:24, Bernhard R. Link wrote:

> It it's that straight forward, please help with the cruft package.
> Last time I looked (several years ago) it was severly limited by that
> problem (there not being a way to know which files should be there and
> which not).
> I personally think without something in this direction, intrusion
> detection based on file lists is not really possible.

I for one pledge the addition of a dpkg-register (or dpkg --register or
anything), bound with dpkg, that would allow maintainers to specify that
a file belongs to their package (it could be managed through postinsts,
via ucf...) The number of files under /etc that belong to no package (in
the sense of dpkg -S) makes it very hard to keep a clean system.

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