Subject: Re: another word on 'digest'
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/09/2001 12:32:57
Masao Uebayashi wrote:

> > if it's not included into pkg_install because it has a much wider focus, I
> > wonder why it was placed in pkgsrc/pkgtools.
> IMHO, if 'digest' is needed by the pkgsrc system itself, 'digest'
> should be included in the base source distribution like /bin/sh and
> /usr/bin/make. It should be also distributed as a binary tar ball (NOT
> package!) for users using releases.

Coming in a bit late here, but one option as to add the new algorithm(s)
to "cksum", or even one of the "pkg_*" programs (say pkg_admin).  The
later would stop any external dependancies on non-standard tools...

Simon Burge                            <>
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