[BLFS Trac] #2449: Change book to use sha1sum

BLFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Feb 10 23:23:25 PST 2008

#2449: Change book to use sha1sum
 Reporter:  dj at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  dj at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  enhancement              |       Status:  assigned               
 Priority:  low                      |    Milestone:  7.0                    
Component:  BOOK                     |      Version:  SVN                    
 Severity:  minor                    |   Resolution:                         
 Keywords:                           |  
Changes (by bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org):

  * priority:  normal => low


 I'm going to change this to low priority.  It's not really critical
 because an editor can produce a missing md5 sum after manually checking
 the the sha1 sum.  There are a lot of things that would be a better use of
 an editor's time than this.

 I wouldn't be opposed to just adding an sha1 sum line to each package as
 it is updated.  My scripts that generate the stats for packages can be
 trivially updated to add an sha1 sum and pasting that in for a new package
 would be be OK.  The only issue would be that some packages would have
 both and some only an md5 sum.

 Although the sha1 sum is technically better, the difficulty of producing a
 modified package with the same md5 sum as the original and still be able
 to build a package is still pretty difficult.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/2449#comment:2>
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