Subject: Checksum fails for CTAN on-the-fly archives
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/11/1999 04:37:59
When you fetch an archive from CTAN (the comprehensive TeX archive
network) all the sites consistently make the requested tar.gz file
on-the-fly from the actual directory. The checksum seems to come out
different every time, or at least different for every site.

My question: Is it OK, therefore, to set NO_CHECKSUM in the package
Makefile, or what?