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From Phil Steitz <phil.ste...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [all] md5 checksum file formats
Date Sun, 18 Dec 2005 04:14:38 GMT
Thanks!  Makes sense.

I will fix committers/tools/signAndHash.sh and verifiySigs.sh to use
use md5sum -b

Will also add the -b to example in release.html.

-Phil

On 12/17/05, Niall Pemberton <niall.pemberton@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> From memory it came up a couple of times on the dev list, but I could only
> find this:
>
> http://www.mail-archive.com/commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org/msg67770.html
>
> Niall
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Phil Steitz" <phil.steitz@gmail.com>
> To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 2:31 AM
> Subject: [all] md5 checksum file formats
>
>
> We seem to be converging on a "standard" (mentioned in
> /releases/release.html as an ASF standard, but I can't find it
> documented anywhere) for md5 checksum files that takes the form
>
> hash *<name>
>
> I am curious as to where the extra stuff comes from (i.e., why we
> decided to add the * and the file name).   Looking around apache, I
> find
>
> httpd uses
> hash <name>
> (note no "*")
>
> ant, struts, tomcat, geronimo use
> hash
>
> commons components are split between just having the hash and adding
> on the "*name".
>
> It seems silly to me to add the extra contents, since this is just
> duplicating the file name inside the file.  Of course, I am sure there
> is a good reason for this and I just don't know it, so maybe someone
> can clue me in or point me to a link where this is documented?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Phil
>
>
>
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