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Bug#819664: .sign suffix?

On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 09:10:37AM +0200, Stéphane Blondon wrote:
>Le 25/09/2016 à 17:57, Eduard Bloch a écrit :
>> I am slightly wondering about this new filename ending .sign. IMHO the
>> usual pattern for such files was .gpg before (for example: Release.gpg).
>> This .sign looks weird, it does not tell you which format the data
>> inside might have.
>Can you provide an example where the extension has changed?
>There are signatures ending with .sign for each cd, dvd, etc. images but
>the suffix seems to be always .sign since release 3.1:
>it's like today:
>The scheme is
>{MD5, SHAx}SUMS : the checksum according to each algorithm
>{MD5, SHAx}SUMS.sign : the checksum signed by a Debian CD signing key

Exactly - we've been using the .sign filenames for many years for CD

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