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Re: Please test gzip -9n - related to dpkg with multiarch support

On Tue, 07 Feb 2012, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> But it's worse than this: even if dpkg decompresses before comparing,
> debsums won't (and mustn't, for backward compatibility).  So it's

Maybe you can switch to sha256 and add the new functionality while at
it?  Detect which mode (md5sum raw, sha256 uncompress) by the size of
the hash.  Old debsums won't work with the new files, but is that really
a problem?  That's what stable updates and backports are for...

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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