md5's for patches

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at
Wed Jun 2 15:44:38 PDT 2004

Archaic wrote:

> Since I'm new to ALFS, I may be missing this somewhere, but why have
> md5sums for patches and then not check them?

The ALFS DTD supported by nALFS-1.2.X does not support any digest 
checking of patches directly, except by using {download} elements to 
copy them.

When the profiles are upgraded to DTD 3.2 in the near future, the 
{patch} element will support digest checking directly, so it makes sense 
to have them there.

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