SIZE criterion in distinfo
Marc van Woerkom
marc.vanwoerkom at fernuni-hagen.de
Wed Jan 28 22:07:45 PST 2004
I just see there is a new criterion in distinfo:
root at oranje# cat distinfo
MD5 (xcdplayer-2.2.tar.Z) = d5d1d86abc4a0f5e2ea99a40ee63f98d
SIZE (xcdplayer-2.2.tar.Z) = 89435
May I ask the rationale behind adding SIZE?
("3.2 Step 2. Append Length") the size of the input data
is used in the calculation of the MD5 hash.
In other words, if a fetched file has a different file length,
than the original file, it will for sure have a different MD5
So what is the benefit to have that SIZE checked?
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