Subject: pkg/20866: print/tex-textpos: impossible to fetch correct distfile
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From: None <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/24/2003 09:13:39
>Number:         20866
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       print/tex-textpos: impossible to fetch correct distfile
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Mar 23 18:15:00 PST 2003
>Originator:     Robert Elz
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6L    --  pkgsrc of 2003-03-23
	Prince of Songkla University
System: NetBSD 1.6L NetBSD 1.6L (DELTA) #29: Fri Jan 10 11:40:50 ICT 2003 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	The "distfile" for print/tex-textpos is supposed to be a tar.gz file,
	however, that file exists nowhere, except the imagination of the
	NetBSD pkgsrc.   What actually exists are 5 smaller files in
	a directory.   The "distfile" can be fetched, by the good graces
	of one of the archive sites, that permits a tar.gz fetch of the
	directory name, but it is created on the fly, and is subtly
	different every time it is created, hence the checksum never matches.

	rm ..../distfiles/textpos.tar.gz    (if anyone happens to have it...)
	cd ..../pkgsrc/print/tex-textpos
	make checksum

	Notice that most of the master sites tried won't allow the
	non-existent file to be fetched (won't tar the directory),
	but one will - however the checksum will fail to match.

	Repeat this several times, and notice that identical files are
	never fetched.

	Either replace the invented distfile with the 5 files in the
	directory that make the tar.gz file, or perhaps easier for
	everyone, notice that the constituent files haven't changed for
	nearly a year now, assume that they're not likely to in the next
	few months, and so make a tar.gz file, stick it on
	and change the Makefile to fetch only from there, not from any of