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

Daniel O'Connor darius at
Tue Mar 8 02:17:00 PST 2011

On 08/03/2011, at 19:29, Anders F Björklund 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...

Indeed, but it gives a misleading error message which can be confusing.

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