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Bug#155676: patch] dynamic sha1sums generation

On Thu, 2002-08-08 at 03:35, Anthony Towns wrote:

> Well, unless you backup /var/lib/dpkg/checksums/ to WORM media, like
> a CD ROM or paper.

True enough.

> But the key part of this is to have dpkg generate the md5sums at install
> time.


> I suppose it'd actually be handy if you could generate the md5sums
> just from the .deb without having to unpack it, too.

Hmm, without having to install it, you mean?  That probably would be
useful.  I'll see about adding that, but it will probably require
learning more about dpkg internals than I have so far...

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