squash and merge, license documentation, "size" documentation

mf2k at macports.org mf2k at macports.org
Fri Aug 17 16:19:17 UTC 2018

Hi Perry,

> On Aug 17, 2018, at 7:44 AM, Perry E. Metzger <perry at piermont.com> wrote:
> 3. There's no real documentation of the "size" parameter to
> checksums, and I'm constantly asking people to add the size. Note
> that I don't think "size" is a reasonable thing to require given that
> finding two files of the same size with the same SHA-2 hash is
> probably worth a doctoral dissertation at this point, but if we are
> going to require it (why do we require it?), it should be documented,
> and port lint should complain that it isn't there, and doing
> port -v checksums should spit it out if it isn't there. 

The size is also useful for giving user feedback on the download time remaining. 

Yes, it needs to be documented. 


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