[arch-general] Stronger Hashes for PKGBUILDs

Guus Snijders gsnijders at gmail.com
Thu May 10 06:03:33 UTC 2018

Op do 10 mei 2018 01:26 schreef Leonid Isaev via arch-general <
arch-general at archlinux.org>:

> On Wed, May 09, 2018 at 09:30:51PM +0200, Neven Sajko wrote:
> > I would just like to note that SHA-2 hashes are inferior to Keccak and
> > to BLAKE2. So better not to spend effort migrating to SHA-2.
> Strength of various SHA hashes is a different topic. My only point was that
> relying on md5 these days is like having no hashes at all or using the
> source
> filename as a hash...

Which is (still) pretty much the point of these hashes. With pacman these
are *not* very important.

The hashes are there for a quick check if the download is complete.
Integrity is a job for PGP.

Mvg, Guus Snijders


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