Subject: Re: new message digest support in pkgsrc
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/06/2001 17:50:29
On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, Alistair Crooks wrote:

: > Add support for message digests other than md5 into pkgsrc. This is done
: > by using the pkgsrc/pkgtools/digest package, and adding dependencies in
: > to make sure that that package is up to date.

Why wasn't this just named pkg_digest and pulled into the pkg_install group?
I don't see why it needs to be a separate package, particularly since
pkg_create is in the pkg_install tools.

FYI, this chicken-and-egged pkgsrc, as evidenced by a recent post, where a
system with old pkg_install and no digest can't update any tools (
needs new pkg_install, pkg_install needs digest, digest via needs
new pkg_install).

Making pkg_install NO_CHECKSUM doesn't seem like the appropriate way to fix
the chicken-and-egg problem:  digest really should be in pkg_install,

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