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Re: md5 hashes used in security announcements

On Saturday 25 October 2008 09:28:02 W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> On 2008-10-25 07:09, Felipe Figueiredo wrote:
> > Can anyone please explain why that long list of links and filenames is
> > interesting, or point to a link that does?
> I assume, it's tradition from the times, when only few people
> used apt-get and friends (and many years apt-get did not have
> signature support). A pointer to a "generic" description for
> people who don't want to/cannot use apt-get would be sufficient
> nowadays. Could someone from the security team correct me?

Well, if this is ever going to change, I guess the release of lenny would be a 
nice time to do so. Any words, sec team?


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