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

Jordan K. Hubbard jkh at
Mon Mar 7 17:35:34 PST 2011

On Mar 6, 2011, at 11:54 PM, Anders F Björklund wrote:

> Currently, we are updating four: version (i.e. affecting the distfile), md5, sha1, rmd160. Just saying that it would be less clutter to have, say "SIZE" and "SHA256" collected in a "distinfo" file, since that's what FreeBSD Ports is using... ("make makesum") Just an observation from using both ports systems, really.

Kind of begs the question:  Do we need this many checksums?  md5 and sha1 are weak hashes, sure, but how about sha256?

- Jordan

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