Fwd: [Beowulf] Re: wajig for Ubuntu/Debian package management

Pascal Charest pascal.charest at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 12:58:10 PST 2008

Jeez, still forgot to reply to the mailling list. Sorry.

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From: Pascal Charest <pascal.charest at gmail.com>
Date: Feb 18, 2008 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Re: wajig for Ubuntu/Debian package management
To: Leif Nixon <nixon at nsc.liu.se>

> Ah, of course. Same thing in rpm-land.
> One final question: is it possible to verify the integrity of
> installed files? (For example, I can run "rpm -V glibc" to check the
> md5 sum of all files in the glibc package against the package
> database.)


I guess this would be a good cheat sheet for going from apt to rpm (or
vice-versa): http://nakedape.cc/wiki/PackageManagerCheatsheet

Well... not so good since it doesn't answer your last question. I
guess that verifying the validity of installed files of a specific
installed .deb package is best done through the "debsums" command
(from the package of the same name.

Here is a link to the debian repository :


Pascal Charest, Free software consultant (GNU/linux)

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