opinion needed on feature/download

Matúš Kukan matus.kukan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 04:34:08 PST 2012

On 26 November 2012 11:46, Petr Mladek <pmladek at suse.cz> wrote:
> It was me who come up with the idea or removing md5sum from the file
> name. Well, it was after Matus came up with the idea of introducing .md5
> files :-)

Wasn't it David who came up with .md5 files ?
But I think he meant to have them in git, not on web.

> IMHO, you need not have md5 in git to detect the download corruption. If
> a file is corrupted, the md5 sum from the .md5 file does not match. Or
> did I miss something?

But then you would also need to check md5sum of the .md5 file, that's
recursive problem.
They need to be in git, otherwise there is no point in having them.
md5sum could match if they were created that way and passed to you somehow.
(Unless, I am missing something.)

> As I said, I do not have any strong opinion. If we remove md5sum from
> the filename, it will cause extra work for distro package maintainers.
> On the other hand, it might be slightly easier in the long term.

Me neither.
So, probably does not make sense to discus this unless someone decides
we want to change it.

All the best,

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