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Re: Query about glibc/localedata/CHECKSUMS
Just checking in again. Can anyone describe the current usage of the
On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:18 PM, Chris Leonard
> Can someone please explain tome the purpose of this file:
> I notice that while new locales have been added to
> glibc/localedata/locales, additional lines representing them have not
> been added to this file. I strongly suspect that this file has not
> been updated to reflect changes that have been made in existing locale
> files, invalidating those checksums.
> Obviously checksums routinely serve an important purpose in security,
> assuring the "untampered" status of a file, but I have not seen
> mention of modifying this file as part of the locale
> submission/amendment/correction process, so I must wonder if it is
> actually used for that purpose.
> Any information on how these checksums are calculated (or used) would
> be most appreciated.
> Warmest Regards,