On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 08:19 -0500, Jeff Johnson wrote:
Whether changelogs should be part of an immutable region or not is an
question too. It is (and was) certainly possible to define a header
without including changelogs content, which would permit truncation or other
forms of normalization, editing header content while installing.
I chose to put *all* tags into a header immutable region so that I
would not have to have the discussion about which tags go where.
For example, the content in changelogs, if not hardened by digest and/or
might be part of a socially engineered exploit to disguise a maliciously
package. It's very hard not believe what you read.
Well, I didn't propose anything of that sort (i.e. changelog outside of
what is digested/signed) ;-). What I meant was that it is irrelevant
whether you sign/digest an actually existing stream of bytes which
contains the changelog or the result of a function which puts together
this stream from changelog and the remainder of the header.
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