[pacman-dev] #10530: checksum verification does not work on BSD

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 05:09:58 EDT 2008

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 9:52 PM, Sebastian Nowicki <sebnow at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't really like this solution, but it's the only portable solution I
> could think of. Instead of using md5sum, sha1sum, etc from GNU
> coreutils, openssl is used. Openssl has the limitation that it does not
> support the other sha* algorithms, so they had to be removed from
> makepkg. I don't like having to remove features in order to make
> something more portable.
> The patch has been tested on Mac OSX (10.5) and Archlinux.
> References http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10530

Let me ask the same question than on the bug tracker, just in case :

Why doesn't openssl support the other sha* algo, and are there any
plans for a future support?

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