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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache CouchDB 0.8.0-incubating release
Date Fri, 20 Jun 2008 15:50:13 GMT
On 20/06/2008, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 04:05:47PM +0100, sebb wrote:
>  > Assuming you are referring to the artefacts at:
>  >
>  > http://people.apache.org/~nslater/dist/
>
>
> Yes, the artifacts are the same as in the original proposal.
>
>
>  > 1) there is only a tar.gz archive - it is normal to provide zip
>  > archives as well.
>
>
> I had missed this fact, providing a zip archive will be no problem.
>
>
>  > 2) the md5 and sha hash files have an unusual format; most automatic
>  > hash checkers expect the hashes without embedded spaces.
>
>
> I took the release signing from the following document:
>
>   http://www.apache.org/dev/release-signing.html
>
>  Which states:
>
>   gpg --print-md MD5 [fileName] > [fileName].md5
>   gpg --print-md SHA1 [fileName] > [fileName].sha
>
>  I changed this slightly to:
>
>   gpg --print-md MD5 < [fileName] > [fileName].md5
>   gpg --print-md SHA1 < [fileName] > [fileName].sha
>
>  Are either of these the correct method to use?
>
>  Should md5sum and sha1sum be used instead? If this is the case I am guessing I
>  should propose a correction of the release signing documentation.
>
>  Are these issues significant enough to block the release?

Lack of zip is signifcant, IMO.

Hashes - not critical.

You could just use an editor to remove the spaces.

Or use
gpg --print-md SHA1 < [fileName] | sed -e's/ //g' > [fileName].sha

At least the data is all on one line, unlike some I have seen ...

>
>  Thanks,
>
>  --
>  Noah Slater, http://people.apache.org/~nslater/
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