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Bug#155799: dpkg should keep md5sum of installed files

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.4
Severity: wishlist

Functionality equivalent to RPM's -y parametre would be most useful.

RPM keeps an MD5 of all installed files, along with other metadata
(size, permissions, etc.). This can then be compared with the actual
installed files with rpm -y.

Equivalent functionality in dpkg would not be difficult; a new database
would be required, with the file metadata, and a wrapper around all
installation/uninstallation/upgrade filesystem accesses would need to be

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux nemo 2.4.17 #2 Fri Jun 7 23:16:08 PDT 2002 i686

Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect                       1.10.4     a user tool to manage Debian packa
ii  libc6                         2.2.5-6    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

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