Subject: Re: another word on 'digest'
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/09/2001 14:39:07
On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Alistair Crooks wrote:

> The decsision was taken not to add the functionality to cksum(1) because:
> + up until now, cksum has been one of the basic building blocks for
> pkgsrc.  Zoularis has to do some horrible hacking to get it to work,
> which is distinctly non-portable
> + cksum is not statically linked

Note: Solaris doesn't really like statically linked programs. For
instance, it is not possible to link digest statically (some of the
libraries zoularis adds by default are only available as shared libs, and
there are conflicts between libc.a and libbsdcompat.a).

Take care,