Subject: Re: Proposal: unification of distfiles for FreeBSD and NetBSD
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/30/2003 12:13:42
On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 02:42:45PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> Huh?  How do you figure that?  Distfiles come from the third-party
> package authors and _MUST_ be identical no matter which packaging system
> they're used with!

That doesn't mean that NetBSD and FreeBSD are using the same version of the
3rd party packages.  The distinfo file also contains checksums of the
pkgsrc-specific patches.

> Furthermore we have distinfo files containing MD5 signatures to ensure
> that the fetched distfile is identical to the one the pkgsrc module
> expects to work with, no matter which distfile mirror it happens to come
> from.

Actually the distinfo files contain SHA1 signatures.