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

Anders F Björklund afb at
Tue Mar 8 00:59:24 PST 2011

Daniel O'Connor wrote:

>> Anyway, we don't want filesizes and we don't want sha256 checksums.
>> It's implemented already, but not worth the effort fighting about...
> Isn't size useful so you can differentiate between a truncated download and a broken file?
> ISTR that's what FreeBSD uses SIZE for.

Sure, but that's only if you are poor and care about resuming downloads.
Otherwise you can just delete the file and try again, in both cases...


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