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Re: how to verify Debian programs via checksums ?

--On May 21, 2006 3:32:35 PM -0500 mark david mcCreary <mdm@one-man-isp.com> wrote:

I'm using Debian Woody.  How would I loop thru all installed Debian
packages, and compare the program of each package to the official
Debian repository.

Something like an MD5 checksum ?

Or what other resources do I have at my disposal ?

Most packages have some md5 sums, there's a package called debsums that'll check them....

I'd backup your whole system and find out how/why you got corrupted binaries in the first place. If you don't have a dieing hard drive (even that's unlikely to cause corruption like this in this day and age) or a bad RAID or something like that then (more likely) you've got someone who's rooted your box.

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