On Fri, 2005-09-30 at 17:43 +0100, Matthew Vernon wrote: > I've been preparing to upgrade some woody systems to sarge, and > colleagues have pointed out to me that the syntax that md5sum outputs > has changed. This will break my backup and mirroring arrangements. > Looking in the BTS, I see bugs 164591 and 164889; md5sum has been fixed > (at least in experimental) to revert to the older behaviour, in line > with a decision by the technical committee. > > Can I make a case for this fix going into sarge-updates, please, on > two grounds: > So this is slightly complicated ... while there was a "fixed" md5sum in dpkg for a while, it became "unfixed" again because dpkg no longer ships an NIH version of md5sum and instead the coreutils md5sum gets the name. So shipping a changed md5sum in sarge would actually make it incompatible with unstable. Scott -- Have you ever, ever felt like this? Had strange things happen? Are you going round the twist?
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