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From: Vlastimil Babka <caster@g.o>
Subject: Re: Notification about MD5 support
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 01:02:09 +0200
Chris White wrote:
> Well, the problem that occurs here is the verification process.  With MD5, you 
> can hit most upstream sites, and they'll have an MD5SUM avaliable that you 
> can authenticate against.

Well if you care enough to verify this, you can easily create an md5sum 
of the fetched distfile yourself, and compare that with upstream :)
Of course, if you want to verify digests of random packages without 
wanting to actually download and use them, then you would miss MD5 in 
the manifest, but how likely is that?

-- 
Vlastimil Babka (Caster)
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Notification about MD5 support
-- Marius Mauch
Re: Notification about MD5 support
-- Vlastimil Babka
Re: Notification about MD5 support
-- Hanno Böck
Re: Notification about MD5 support
-- Chris White
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