Bug#136110: md5sum binary should be from textutils, not dpkg
On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, Andres Salomon wrote:
> Package: dpkg
> Version: 1.9.19
> Severity: wishlist
> 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.
dpkg has to do nothing to 'allow' textutils to use dpkg-divert. File a
wishlist bug there if you wish for that.
As to the other features, they seem useful enough. Wichert, what do you think
about having dpkg pre-depend on textutils, and having textutils replace dpkg,