Subject: little hacking project: bulk build checksums
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 01/22/2005 14:00:16
It would be nice to have files with checksums of binary packages
available, esp. after bulk builds. Possible options to implement that
would be either
a) at "make package" time, where $PKGDIR/../../$checksumfile could be
updated. An old checksum of the same filename should be removed. Maybe
this checksum processing should only if PKG_DEVELOPER or BATCH (== bulk
build) is set. Or
b) after bulk builds, for all packages in one go. Disadvantage here is
that it would re-calculate checksums of pkgs that didn't change, which may
waste some cycles (e.g. if you have your packages on a slow NFS server :).
Needed checksums are what is available for NetBSD releases too: BSDSUM,
CKSUM, MD5, SYSVSUM.
Is anyone interested in working on this?
NetBSD - Free AND Open! (And of course secure, portable, yadda yadda)