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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <j_a_fernan...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Checksum - a task to calculate checksums for files.
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2001 14:01:27 GMT
Can you also consider adding a task (or option) which verifies that the checksum is correct
given a checksum value and a file to verify?

That would be really handy.

Jose Alberto
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Magesh Umasankar" <umagesh@rediffmail.com>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] Checksum - a task to calculate checksums for files.





On Tue, 06 Nov 2001 Stefan Bodewig wrote :
> I don't trust MD5 checksums as much as signatures 8-)

That is true even though gnupg uses MD5s too ;-)
http://www.gnupg.org/download.html

Perhaps we need a task to create PGP signs as well?

> 
> > 1. Do you consider such a task useful?
> 
> yes - that way I don't need to remember which package 
> the md5 command
> belongs to ...

OK. I will try to come up with a submission by this week.

 


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