deb-md5sums(5) — Linux manual page


deb-md5sums(5)                 dpkg suite                 deb-md5sums(5)

NAME         top

       deb-md5sums - package MD5 file digests

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       A package declares the MD5 digests for the package file contents
       by including an md5sums file in its control archive (i.e.
       DEBIAN/md5sums during package creation). This file is used for
       integrity verification and deduplication purposes, and not for
       any kind of security purpose.

       This file contains a list of MD5 digests (as 32 case-insensitive
       hexadecimal characters) followed by two spaces (U+0020 SPACE) and
       the absolute pathname of a plain file, one per line.

       Trailing slashes (U+002F /) in the pathname will be trimmed.
       Neither trailing whitespace nor empty or whitespace-only lines
       are accepted.

       If the control file does not exist in the binary package, dpkg(1)
       will generate the matching information at unpack time (since dpkg

EXAMPLE         top

        53c0d4afe4bc4eccb5cb234d2e06ef4d  usr/bin/dpkg
        f8da2bc74cdcad8b81c48a4f0d7bb0a8  usr/bin/dpkg-deb
        70b913132de56e95e75de504979309b4  usr/bin/dpkg-divert

SEE ALSO         top

       md5sum(1), dpkg-deb(1), dpkg(1).

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1.22.0-52-g1af0                2023-08-30                 deb-md5sums(5)

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