[Server-devel] ditch all *.img.md5.txt ? (*.img.zip.md5.txt far more useful)

Adam Holt holt at laptop.org
Mon Apr 3 13:01:30 EDT 2017

Tim's argument that *.img.md5.txt creates too much noise within
http://xsce.org/downloads is fair (e.g. in future http://download.iiab.io)
since we already have *.img.zip.md5 to verify downloads.  Of course we
can't please everyone, but there's a lot of redundancy built in already,
and checking the compressed *.img.zip is in fact faster for all users.

George, Josh, Rick, Anish & All:

Can we modify the social contract for
publishable/promotable/friendly/secure images @
http://tinyurl.com/iiabimages to ditch *.img.md5 ?  Hence removing the
following line 72 from
https://github.com/iiab/iiab-factory/blob/master/box/rpi/cp-sd ?

   md5sum $FILENAME > $FILENAME.md5.txt

PS the .txt suffix remains very wise b/c Apache generally won't display
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