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Thursday, 16 August 2007

Time to make shipping md5sums policy?

I'm pleased to learn from Romain Francoise that only 3.1% of packages aren't shipping md5sums of their contents. I was pleasantly surprised recently to discover that the level of participation seemed to be a lot higher than I'd previously thought.

So given that Debian tends to make things policy after they've got broad adoption, I wonder if we should make providing md5sums standard practice now?

The RPM proponents have always touted rpm -V as one of the things that it did that Debian didn't.

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