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Re: md5sums files

On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 03:06 +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> I must say I was somewhat surprised by these numbers. Out of 2483
> packages installed on my laptop, 2340 install md5sums. While that
> might've been useful at some point, I don't think it still is.

Hi all,

Can you think of any sensible reason for not including md5sums of
control files, especially the {pre,post}{inst,rm} scripts ?

In the shasum file, those files could be either:
 1. inserted, with the patch rewritten to match their expected 
    location on the target system.
 2. inserted as a *comment* in the shasum file, like:
    #68b329da9893e34099c7d8ad5cb9c940 CONTROL.TAR:postinst



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