debsums_gen - Generate /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.md5sums for packages
debsums_gen [-l] [[-f] package [package ...]]
debsums_gen will look for packages that did not install a md5sums file.
It will generate those checksums then from the installed files.
Deprecated: this program may be removed in a later release, see the
debsums --generate option.
Note that this is not optimal. It is best if the md5sums are generated
when the maintainer builds the package. At the time that the system
administrator gets around to run this tool something might already have
happened to the files in the package. It is recommended to run this
tool as soon as possible after an upgrade or package installation in
order to keep a full set of checksums for all files installed.
When run with no options, debsums will check all installed packages for
an md5sums list. If one is not present, it will generate one for it
from the existing file list in /var/lib/dpkg/info. You may also
specify package name(s) on the command line to generate just those
md5sum files. The -f option will force overwriting the current md5sums
file for the listed package(s).
-l List packages which do not have an md5sums file already
-f Force overwriting current md5sums file when specifying packages
on the command line.
debsums_gen needs to be invoked as superuser.
Christoph Lameter <firstname.lastname@example.org>