Re: /boot partition changes when it should not



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Robert Brockway wrote:
Hi Clive. I've never used diff to compare binary files.

Is the md5sum of the different files the same?

diff works fine on binary, why shouldn't it? The output is empty or
"binary files differ". I never bothered to verify md5 of files reported
equal by diff, but I'll try with the next one I make and report back
here in the unimaginably unlikely case they have different md5.

Why not just use Aide? It's a path of least resistance IMHO and will
produce a better overall result.

Did they make a manual for aide yet? Sorry to sound cynical, but I found
its documentation horrible and unhelpful. So you know how to actually
use it?

Well that's a big topic in itself. I think you'd need to get in to
mandatory access controls to do this in an effective way.

Nice suggestion. Where do I learn about these mandatory access controls?
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