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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Formats of SHA/MD5 checksums
Date Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:50:38 GMT
On 20 November 2012 23:22, Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 1:51 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> (Though installing it just for hash creation may be overkill).
>>
>> Maven generates hashes which are easy to check.
>> It's easy to use Ant to generate hashes in a suitable format.
>
> And this is the crux of the question -- what IS suitable format?

Ideally, whatever is supported by most (many) hash checking utilities.

> 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

> Thanks,
> Roman.
>
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