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Re: New field proposed, UUID

On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 04:12:39PM -0800, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> > Your UUID is the pkg+version+arch.  From my viewpoint it's as simple as
> > that.  Maybe the official policy needs to be updated so that it is clear
> > that any change to the binary packages, including just compile time changes,
> > requires a version update?  That way you could change your "sigs" as often
> > as you'd like but you would know that a particular build was a particular
> > build.
> Ben neglected to talk about the signing policy ....
> You compile your package and upload it (signed by you) to unstable.  6 months
> later, when we are ready to release the Release Manager has a Release Key and
> the packages themselves are signed by this key.  Using md5sums fail here
> because the contents of the deb have changed (the sig was added).  The version
> number should not be bumped because there is no packaging change.

Plus pkg+version+arch is not always enough. Note (even though it is a
bug/mistake in it's own right), there are potato/woody packages with the
same version and arch, that are not the same binary. This is very
important from a security/signing standpoint.


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