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RE: Pending setup patches (issue 10)

> From: Robert Collins
> On Sat, 2003-03-15 at 23:51, Max Bowsher wrote:
> > Robert Collins wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2003-03-15 at 23:38, Max Bowsher wrote:
> > >> MD5summing takes *too long*!
> > >>
> > >> I've been running with it turned off in the source since I can
> > >> remember!
> > >
> > > Well, it's better than nothing :}.
> > 
> > No, seriously, I believe this issue is a release blocker.
> I throw it open for review then. Personally, with a 110Mb local cache,
> md5 checking took 18 seconds - from a reboot, so the disk cache was
> empty.
> I will *consider* patches to change this. The requirement is:
> * don't show packages for local install that aren't available.
> * corrupt package files aren't available.
> Now, perhaps we should only check the md5's immediately before install,
> and with the recent changes to not uninstall replacements with corrupt
> packages, this is a feasible change.
> Still, I strongly favour reliability over speed in this case.

It takes longer than that over a network :(
Which is how cygwin is installed at work.  Don't get me wrong, md5sum
is something which needs doing, just (IMHO) not necessary *each* time
the file is accessed.  On download would be fine for me :)


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