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From Niklas Edmundsson <>
Subject Re: [vote] release httpd-2.2.14?
Date Thu, 24 Sep 2009 13:35:07 GMT
On Thu, 24 Sep 2009, Graham Leggett wrote:

>> The huge benefit of this format is that the binaries can then be checked
>> with same tools (option -c).
> With the downside that what you propose only works on Linux.

Rather, it only works on platforms where md5sum/sha1sum is installed. 
Don't confuse the OS platform with installed software (we see enough 
of that in the configure scripts of the world already ;).

The solutions I see are:
- Require md5sum/sha1sum (best IMHO, it can't be THAT hard do install
   on macosx).
- Fallback on openssl but mangle the files to be md5sum/sha1sum style
   (I'm blatantly assuming that the checksums are the same here).

As we have shipped with md5sum/sha1sum-style checksum files in the 
past we should continue to do so, but I think it should be formalized 
to avoid this confusion in the future.

Now, I should find some time to actually test the beast before I go 
away for the weekend :/

  Niklas Edmundsson, Admin @ {acc,hpc2n}      |
  There's a fine line between courage and foolishness.  Too bad it's not a fence.

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