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NAME

       deb-md5sums - package MD5 file digests

SYNOPSIS

       DEBIAN/md5sums

DESCRIPTION

       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 1.16.3).

EXAMPLE

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

SEE ALSO

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