[Python-ideas] Using sha512 instead of md5 on python.org/downloads

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Fri Dec 7 23:14:18 EST 2018

On Sat, Dec 08, 2018 at 11:05:43AM +0900, INADA Naoki wrote:

> We already use SHA256 on PyPI.
> Many project in the world moving from md5 to SHA256.

How easy is it to use sha256 on the major platforms, compared to md5?

On Linux, it is just as easy:

[steve at ando ~]$ md5sum x.py
7008dcaa07fd35917474835425c6151a  x.py
[steve at ando ~]$ sha256sum x.py
6730dbf2b5ea5c874e789a39532b0e544af18fbea3c680880b01c81b773eabe2  x.py

but how about Windows and Mac users? Do those platforms provide a sha256 
checksum utility?

(Maybe we should provide both hashes.)


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