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From: Florian Philipp <lists@×××××××××××.net>
To: Gentoo User List <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] OT: Fighting bit rot
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:13:23
1 Hi list!
3 I have a use case where I am seriously concerned about bit rot [1] and I
4 thought it might be a good idea to start looking for it in my own
5 private stuff, too.
7 Solving the problem is easy enough:
8 - Record checksums and timestamps for each file
9 - Check and update records via cronjob
10 - If checksum changed but timestamp didn't, notify user
11 - Let user restore from backup
13 However, I haven't found any application in portage for this task. Now,
14 the implementation is easy enough but I'm wondering why it hasn't been
15 done. Or do I just look for the wrong thing? The only suitable thing
16 seems to be app-admin/tripwire but that application also looks like
17 overkill.
19 [1]
21 Regards,
22 Florian Philipp


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Re: [gentoo-user] OT: Fighting bit rot Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] OT: Fighting bit rot Michael Mol <mikemol@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] OT: Fighting bit rot Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] OT: Fighting bit rot William Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au>