Subject: Re: How to compute the checksum of patch files
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/05/2005 09:34:34
On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> > @@ -35,6 +35,7 @@ __RCSID("$NetBSD: strlcat.c,v 1.16 2003/

> Wouldn't it be problematic if the checksum included those lines?  In this
> case, it is only a part of a complete $NetBSD$ tag, but consider a patch
> that included a full tag...

Unless it's a very odd diff(1), or for some reason the original sources were
checked out in -kk mode, this will not happen.  There are plenty of
characters to the right of the $NetBSD... text to prevent the trailing $
from showing up in the reference line.

-- Todd Vierling <> <> <>