Subject: Re: [XviD-devel] Re: Wrong distfile for xvidcore on ftp.NetBSD.org
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Roland Illig <email@example.com>
From: Michael Militzer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/12/2006 14:13:26
XviD 1.1.0 has been released on Dec 30, ~18:00 CET (see the official
announcements on the XviD mailing lists and homepage). At that time also
the download page and links on the XviD page have been updated to reflect
the availability of 1.1.0 final. Since then, the release tarballs have
not been changed.
Quoting Roland Illig <email@example.com>:
> [cross-posted from tech-pkg@NetBSD.org]
> 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 ftp.NetBSD.org (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:
> XviD-devel mailing list