Subject: little hacking project: bulk build checksums
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
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, 

Is anyone interested in working on this?

  - Hubert

NetBSD - Free AND Open!      (And of course secure, portable, yadda yadda)