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From Roman Shaposhnik <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Formats of SHA/MD5 checksums
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2012 02:05:15 GMT
+infra

Ping! I would really like this annoyance to be resolved one way or the other.
Could somebody more experienced with Apache web properties answer
the question?

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> Question: how do we go about discouraging it then? Do we need a vote
> to modify the content of:
>    http://www.apache.org/dev/release-signing#md5
>
> Or even more basic question -- where's the source for that
> webpage?
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Thanks,
Roman.

On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 9:29 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Personally, I find it difficult to verify the GPG generated checksums.
>>
>> Ditto. It's particularly awkward when the hash is wrapped over several lines.
>>
>> I ended up writing a Perl script to handle all the variations.
>>
>>> If I'm not alone perhaps we should discourage the use of this
>>> format and modify the release FAQ page.
>>
>> +1
>
> Question: how do we go about discouraging it then? Do we need a vote
> to modify the content of:
>    http://www.apache.org/dev/release-signing#md5
>
> Or even more basic question -- where's the source for that
> webpage?
>
> Thanks,
> Roman.

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