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Re: Checksums

On 2002-07-26 15:16:09 -0400, Boris Veytsman wrote:
> > From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Martin_Schr=F6der?= <ms@artcom-gmbh.de>
> > On 2002-07-25 16:46:57 -0700, Walter Landry wrote:
> > > Um, no.  In the case where package FOO needs package BAR,
> > > \NeedsTeXFormat has BAR tell FOO that BAR is a good version.  Using
> > 
> > It can tell BAR only that FOO is the version BAR knows. What if
> > FOO is a newer but compatible version?
> The version information contains version number and date. The usual
> behavior is to accept FOO if its version is the same as required or
> newer; backward compatibility of newer versions is assumed. 

You're talking about versions and timestamps. The question was
checksums on pristine sources -- which will bark if the sources
are changed somehow, wether by the maintainer or somebody else.

Best regards

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