[Hackage] #635: Display checksum of tarball on Hackage

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Mon Feb 15 19:26:33 EST 2010

#635: Display checksum of tarball on Hackage
  Reporter:  dons               |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect             |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal             |    Milestone:         
 Component:  hackageDB website  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal             |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown            |   Ghcversion:         
  Platform:                     |  
 Distro packaging tools have to, currently, download .tar.gz from Hackage
 in order to compute the md5 or sha has needed for many package systems.

 This wastes bandwidth.

 We could simply compute the hash on the server and store it somewhere.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/635>
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