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Re: Encoding the name in the file contents

Scripsit Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu>
> Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:
> > Scripsit Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu>

> > > What if this md5sum were computed using TeX?  Assuming reasonable
> > > performance, would that be a solution?

> > Not really, I think - for where would the checksums to compare with
> > come from? They couldn't all be embedded in the kernel since the
> > kernel and the third-party packages whose integrity is (also) at issue
> > have asynchronous release cycles.

> The kernel has checksums for the packages that it calls.

The kernel does not "call" any packages of its own accord.
Each document source names the packages that it wants included.

Henning Makholm                     "The practical reason for continuing our
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