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Re: [Reproducible-builds] concrete steps for improving apt downloading security and privacy

On 21 sep. 2014, at 20:29, W. Martin Borgert <debacle@debian.org> wrote:
> If a package would change by adding another signature, then this
> would invalidate previous signatures.

Package formats like apk and jar avoid this chicken and egg problem by hashing the files inside a package, and storing those hashes in a manifest file. Signatures only sign the manifest file. The manifest itself and the signature files are not part of the manifest, but are part of the package. So a package including it's signature(s) is still a single file.


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