[buug] Gentoo, Bluecurve and Linux too!
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Oct 18 17:32:29 PDT 2002
Quoting Ian Zimmerman (itz at speakeasy.org):
> Debian has something similar, although not all packages support it.
> ls /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.md5sums
It's a more-complex issue than most people would have you believe.
The tools exist. The signing mostly exists. The threat model is such
that _meaningful_ verification is non-trivial.
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make cups of tea, floss the cat, fluff the geraniums, open the kitchen window
and scream out it with operatic force, volume, and decorum, and then return to
the vexed glowing letters calmer of mind and soul?" -- The Cube, forum3000.org
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