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Like under an average Linux distribution - are there any checkings that the downloaded packages are really the packages that are on the mirror server?

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No, there are not. But see these threads from the openbsd-misc list:

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:( that's sad news :( – LanceBaynes Sep 8 '11 at 17:24
For an up-to-date answer, ask on the openbsd-misc list. During the afternoon, I also found this in the OpenBSD FAQ: 15.3.10 - Package signatures – Kusalananda Sep 8 '11 at 21:01

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