Filesize in Portfiles (was Re: [76684] trunk/dports/sysutils/rpm/Portfile)

Arno Hautala arno at
Sun Mar 6 08:26:07 PST 2011

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 09:29, Jeff Johnson <n3npq at> wrote:
> On Mar 6, 2011, at 5:24 AM, Anders F Björklund wrote:
>> It would be more useful to add the download size,
>> than to use two separate 160-bit checksum lines ?
> In reality the digest is more of an integrity than a security check (imho)
> for downloaders, and even CRC would be gud enuf for integrity (but not security)
> checks.

I think it'd be useful to include the download size, not as a security
or integrity feature, but as information for the user. This would
require additional changes to base, but the user could be informed of
the total size of data to be requested for all ports before things

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