the size checksum

Jan StarĂ½ hans at
Sat Aug 18 07:16:40 UTC 2018

Hi all,

beside sha25 and rmd160, some ports use a 'size' field in the checksums.
Why was it added? The fact that the distfile has the prescribed sha256
and the prescribed rmd160 makes it almost certain (as certain as crypto
checksums can be) it is the intended file. The fact that it has a prescribed
size IMHO adds nothing to that certainty. Or does it?


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