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Re: Bug#657919: ITP: r-cran-digest - Create cryptographic hash digests of R objects

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 <carlos.borroto@gmail.com>
> X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-med@lists.debian.org
> * Package name: r-cran-digest
> Version: 0.5.1
> Upstream Author: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org>

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.

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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