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4.5. IPK file listings

File list specification

4.5.1. Rationale

Listaller needs to know which files will be stored in which directory. Because it uses directory variables, which might change, these variables also need to be encoded in a file listing.
In IPK packages, SHA-1 checksums to detect file damages (e.g. if the filesystem is broken) or possible upgrade failures are also wanted. (The checksums might also be used for security reasons)