Re: Bug#657919: ITP: r-cran-digest - Create cryptographic hash digests of R objects
On 30 January 2012 at 00:22, Andreas Tille wrote:
| Hi Carlos,
| thanks for your ITP.
| On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 06:14:30PM -0500, Carlos Borroto wrote:
| > Package: wnpp
| > Severity: wishlist
| > Owner: Carlos Borroto <email@example.com>
| > X-Debbugs-Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
| > * Package name: r-cran-digest
| > Version: 0.5.1
| > Upstream Author: Dirk Eddelbuettel <email@example.com>
| Well, Dirk is the main packager of R software inside Debian. If he is
| upstream of some software but did not packaged it for Debian, he might
| have his reasons to do so. I would like Dirk to comment on this ITP
| before uploading something.
I'll do it. The package turned out to be a) relatively widely used for all
the caching things that use it as a base and b) changes rarely.
I'll make an initial upload in a few days.
Thanks for the heads-up!
| Kind regards
| > * URL: http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/code/digest.html
| > * License: GPL-2+
| > Programming Lang: C
| > Description: Create cryptographic hash digests of R objects
| > The digest package provides a function 'digest()' for the creation of
| > hash digests of arbitrary R objects (using the md5, sha-1, sha-256 and
| > crc32 algorithms) permitting easy comparison of R language objects, as
| > well as a function 'hmac()' to create hash-based message
| > authentication code. The md5 algorithm by Ron Rivest is specified in
| > RFC 1321, the SHA-1 and SHA-256 algorithms are specified in FIPS-180-1
| > and FIPS-180-2, and the crc32 algorithm is described in
| > ftp://ftp.rocksoft.com/cliens/rocksoft/papers/crc_v3.txt. For md5,
| > sha-1 and sha-256, this packages uses small standalone implementations
| > that were provided by Christophe Devine. For crc32, code from the zlib
| > library is used. Please note that this package is not meant to be
| > deployed for cryptographic purposes for which more comprehensive (and
| > widely tested) libraries such as OpenSSL should be used.
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