[Buildroot] Adding hashes to package recipes
thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Wed Oct 19 08:11:35 UTC 2011
Le Tue, 18 Oct 2011 23:38:59 +0200,
Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> a écrit :
> Size and hash should only change when you bump the version, and in
> that case you anyway download the new tar file for testing so it
> shouldn't be too hard to recompute the hash. And of course, the hash
> should be the same regardless of which mirror it is downloaded from...
True, but what does it bring exactly ?
> > It could also be an option to completely disable it.
Well, the check at runtime can be disabled, but the fact that there
will be hashes in all packages to update every time we bump a package
is not something that can be "disabled". I am not talking from an user
point of view, but from a maintenance point of view.
I think in the past we talked about that with Peter and our opinions
was that it wasn't worth it. Now, I guess that if there are
sufficiently convincing arguments, we can change our minds :)
Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
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