Subject: Re: Wrong distfile for xvidcore on
To: None <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/11/2006 11:28:59
[cross-posted from]

dieter Roelants wrote:
> Not much to add to the subject. :)
> The file (xvidcore-1.1.0.tar.bz2) on the DISTSITE seems to be a little 
> newer and more cleaned up (no CVS dirs). distinfo matches with that 
> file, not with the one on (and thus mirrors).

Dear xvid developers,

apparently the file xvidcore-1.1.0.tar.bz2 has changed after it had been
released first. This places an additional burden on third-party
packaging systems that save the checksum of the tarball and compare that
to the checksum of the freshly downloaded file.

If that change had been from you and had been intended, you should have
increased the version number when releasing the changed version.

You can find a much more detailed discussion about typical problems of
software packagers (including this one) in the following articles: