Bug#136110: md5sum binary should be from textutils, not dpkg
The md5sum binary included in the textutils package is much more
featureful; for example, it supports reading in md5sums from stdin (echo
"foo <checksum>" | md5sum -c -). dpkg should either add support for
this feature to its md5sum binary, use textutil's md5sum, or use
dpkg-divert to allow textutils to overwrite /usr/bin/md5sum.
For scripts that need to be run on several different distros, having a
dpkg-specific md5sum binary that doesn't accept the same args as
textutils is _really_ annoying.
I'm submitting a similar bug against the textutils package, in hopes
that you folks and Xu will agree on using diversions.
Andres Salomon <email@example.com>
Voxel Dot Net, Inc. 518.269.0569