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Re: PATCH: package verification in dpkg

On Sun, Mar 11, 2001 at 09:53:37PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > > That's why the package should also get signed by the same dinstall key
> > > that signs the release sig :P
> > Oh, btw, for people using dselect, apt and apt frontends, signing just
> > the .debs isn't enough. Consider somewhen leaving all the .debs exactly
> > as is, and hax0ring the Packages.gz file to make dpkg appear to conflict
> > with some security fixes, or to depend on some buggy package, or changing
> > the md5sums on some packages so apt'll refuse to install them, or similar.
> > 
> > This applies whether you have a `progeny' signature on each .deb or not,
> > too, note.
> Can we stop the battle of the sigs now please?

Sure, I just mean it's probably something Progeny and co want to be aware
of. Here seemed as good a place as any to mention it.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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