Re: /var/lib/dpkg/status strangeness
On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 10:15:36PM -0500, Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:
> The gist of whatever I read was that all we could do was hope it never
> happened to anything crucially important.. I am so sorry that that is
> as much as I remember with chances I'll ever stumble back on the same
> being pretty slim.
> It's possible it was about something like rsync.. I've been relying on
> rsync regularly as I keep working on polishing my Debian Pure
> technique.. I do remember thinking it sure bytes that backups we hope
> will cover our backsides actually stand a known possibility for being
> disastrous themselves.. I can remember mentally visualizing the file
> hierarchy while thinking that every single file in it, no matter how
> critical, was 100% equally vulnerable at those times of transfers.....
> Couldn't think of the words then but "integrity checks" or some such
> similar comes to mind now...
I think that CRC would catch anything in that regard, the original file
would have to be 'corrupt' to start with.
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who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the
oppressing." --- Malcolm X