[wpkg-users] MD5 hash

Michael Chinn m.chinn at gbrmpa.gov.au
Tue Apr 4 01:07:15 CEST 2006

Md5 generation
Ported GNU tools

Someone has also written a download tool

another alternative, with older tools

and a free gui tool

MD5 checking
This is a java implementation of md5's
apparently it is also in the sun JDK

Another benefit of downloading the apps from the web is that it doesn't 
necessarily require an smb server to deploy your software. As well, 
http/https also makes it easier to deploy through firewalls.

Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Jérémie wrote:
>> Michael Chinn a écrit :
>>> At present I have added packages to wpkg using bat & perl scripts 
>>> that download a zip of the program, check the MD5, extract, run and 
>>> then delete the zip/temp files. This allows for disconnections 
>>> during installations, partially downloaded files fail the checksum 
>>> and are downloaded again until they work. That got me thinking if 
>>> some of this functionality could be incorporated into wpkg directly, 
>>> specifically the MD5sums of the installer command (I use the gnu 
>>> md5sum.exe port). I would offer some code however my knowledge only 
>>> extends (at the moment) to bat files and perl.
>> That'd be _really_really_ cool ! Both with http(s) support, we'd be 
>> on the way to "winapt" ;) :P
> Hmm, interesting idea.
> Sounds like we could do:
> wpkg /update_sources  - to update package definitions
> wpkg /install_web acrobat_reader  - to install packages off the web
> However, I think perl installation would be an overkill for that.
> Probably we could use some Cygwin tools like wget, md5sum, unzip etc., 
> installed in \\server\wpkg\tools?

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