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

On Tue, 07 Feb 2012, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > 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...
> No, I do not believe random Debian-internal compatibility breaks are
> what stable updates are for.

If dpkg or debsums in stable are going to get in the way, IMO it is.

But let's not go down that discussion in this thread.

  "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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