[arch-general] Combining package deltas and signing?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sun Dec 30 14:26:04 EST 2012

On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 10:54:14PM -0500, Sébastien Leblanc wrote:
> I believe signatures are checked after packages are rebuilt from
> deltas. Therefore, if your delta is compromised, the resulting
> package won't validate with the signature.

Excellent.  I also notice you use the word "deltas", plural, which
leads me to the next question :)

Will deltas be combined by pacman, or will only ever a single delta be


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