rsyncing signed tarballs (Re: [79599] trunk/base)

Rainer Müller raimue at
Mon Jun 20 23:09:24 PDT 2011

On 2011-06-20 12:55, Joshua Root wrote:
> On 2011-6-20 09:25 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> So we're still rsyncing, but now we're rsyncing a tarball instead of
>> individual files? Could you discuss this change a little? (Motivation,
>> benefits...)
> I'm pretty sure we discussed the lack of integrity checking for base and
> dports previously. The signature is the whole point of the exercise; the
> tarball is just because a detached signature for a single file was easiest to
> implement.

But I don't remember we ever evaluated the impact of using a tarball instead of
individual files. I am not yet convinced this will scale in the same way it did 


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