[Distutils] Migrating Hashes from MD5 to SHA256

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Fri Jul 26 23:06:36 CEST 2013

On Jul 26, 2013, at 4:59 PM, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 3:14 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>> Does the hashlib backport I added to
>> setuptools 0.9 for Python 2.4 work on 2.3? It's a pure python
>> implementation of hashlib.
> Ah, didn't know about that!  I can't imagine what problems there would
> be; not much changed in 2.4 that can't be emulated in 2.3.
> Anyway, I'll have a look.  Thanks!

Here's the relevant commits in the new setuptools stuff:


The implementations are taken from PyPy so they are made
to work on Python 2.7, but they worked just fine on 2.4 after
removing a single b"".

>> I don't have a Python 2.3 available to attempt to test. To be honest I've
>> never even used Python 2.3.
> Heh.  Noob.  ;-)  (j/k)

:) I was still in high school when the last 2.3 was released :/

> 2.3 is basically 2.4 minus decorators, generator expressions, various
> builtins and stdlib features.  Unless you used set types, reversed(),
> or various other odds and ends, I should be able to backport it.


>> [stuff about RHEL support]
> If there's a 2.4 hashlib backport, that addresses my concerns just
> fine.  If I need to, I'll backport it to setuptools 0.6.  Thanks.

Donald Stufft
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