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Old 02-17-2005, 01:18 AM   #1
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What does "signature" in source packages means


Hello all,
many times, when looking for some source for softwares e.g "gaim", i saw "signature"
written in the braces.....
what does it mean..?

thnx.
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Old 02-17-2005, 01:25 AM   #2
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it can let you verify you have a valid archive once you download it... 'signatures' can also let you know you are receiving the archive from a valid source -- it depends upon the context
 
  


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