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Re: Bug#66542: apt: security features that would be nice in apt-get and related tools

On Fri, 30 Jun 2000, Bradley M. Kuhn wrote:

> (0) It would be great if apt-get had a "security verbosity" flag.  I just
>     get a good feeling when I see something like:
>        m5sum from /var/lib/dpkg/available: xxxxxxx
>        m5sum from foo.deb:                 xxxxxxx
>                                            MATCH!

You are kidding right? Even GPG doesn't show the digests of the messages
it is checking!

> (1) It would be great if the package list (i.e., /var/lib/dpkg/available)
>     were somehow GPG signed by someone on the Debian keyring, and if the

This, in various forms has been proposed but cannot be implemented without
archive support which is somewhat complicated for alot of reasons.


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