Subject: Re: little hacking project: bulk build checksums
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/24/2005 08:26:19
On Mon, 24 Jan 2005, Todd Vierling wrote:

> > > Um, I think the upload script is mostly used for developer uploads, so I'd
> > > default this to yes.
> >
> > Following Thomas Klausner's suggestion, I added the bit to
> > build.conf-example, in which it is set to 'yes'.
> Uh, "I don't think so."  NetBSD may have the appropriate tools to do cksum,
> sum -o1, and sum -o2, but most non-4.4BSD platforms do not.  I changed the
> default to "no".

I should add the contrapositive of this:  If you want the default to be
"yes", the script MUST use only digest algorithms available from
pkgtools/digest, which does work on all platforms.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>