Subject: Re: little hacking project: bulk build checksums
To: Lasse Kliemann <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/22/2005 16:50:27
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005, Lasse Kliemann wrote:
>> Verify (manually) that the binary pkgs are not modified.
> Modified by whom?
> He who can modify the binary packages can also modify the checksums, unless you
> take extra precautions via file permissions and ownerships. But then, you can
> protect the binary packages against modification from the start.
> Or am I missing something?

When the checksum files are digitally signed (PGP), changing them isn't 

> What is the exact scenario that you have in mind?

Do a bulk build, create checksum files, sign them, upload binary pkgs and 
signed checksum files to

  - Hubert

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