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Bug#614259: apt-utils: hash changes

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 06:58:13PM +0100, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> Package: apt-utils
> Version: 0.8.10
> Severity: normal

Thanks for your bugreport.
> currently apt-ftparchive (well, apt and whatever else, including the
> python lib of it) knows MD5, SHA1, SHA256.
> MD5 is not the most wanted hashing algorithmus anymore and so FTPMaster
> just dropped its usage. We also intend to drop SHA256.
> We would like to add SHA512 to the Release files, so it would be nice if
> you can make that available (and allow its usage via the python api). We
> then will end up with SHA1 and SHA512 only in our usage. (The sooner,
> the better :) ).

I created a apt sha512 branch for this now, basic support is there,
but needs some cleanup. Hopefully finished in the next few days.

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