the size checksum
hans at stare.cz
Sat Aug 18 08:49:57 UTC 2018
On Aug 18 08:37:07, jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk wrote:
> This is being discussed in another thread. Guess you did not see that..
Yes; sorry for not reading ahead.
> > On 18 Aug 2018, at 8:16 am, Jan Starý <hans at stare.cz> wrote:
> > 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?
> > Jan
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