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Display checksum of tarball on Hackage #628

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bos opened this Issue · 3 comments

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@bos
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(Imported from Trac #635, reported by @dons on 2010-02-16)

Distro packaging tools have to, currently, download .tar.gz from Hackage in order to compute the md5 or sha has needed for many package systems.

This wastes bandwidth.

We could simply compute the hash on the server and store it somewhere.

@bos
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(Imported comment by @igfoo on 2010-02-16)

Having the hashes shown is probably a good idea regardless, but I would have thought that distro packagers would be downloading the tarball anyway in order to test that the packages they are making are buildable.

@bos
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(Imported comment by @dcoutts on 2010-02-17)

Replying to @igfoo:

Having the hashes shown is probably a good idea regardless, but I would have thought that distro packagers would be downloading the tarball anyway in order to test that the packages they are making are buildable.

Agreed. Nice to have but not critical. Also, if one wanted to have distros avoid downloading then we'd need more than just sha1. For example gentoo uses a whole bunch of hash types.

@jsl

Since there is no activity on this ticket since 2010, I propose closing due to inactivity. Please re-open or create a new ticket if this is still desired.

/cc @tibbe

@tibbe tibbe closed this
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