Subject: Re: Unable to verify fetched file?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
Date: 11/30/2006 12:38:03
I am looking at
pkg/35152: graphics/png: distinfo is wrong
I tested and it attempted to download over and over again.
Each time saying:
fetch: Unable to verify fetched file libpng-1.2.14.tar.bz2
This is a different behaviour than we used to have.
I saw this too, and it's a bit scary.
It used to fail the first time if checksum didn't match and would try next
I don't think I like this new behaviour. I am not sure when this
changed.... maybe in July.
This is somewhat a tough problem, since the approach has to be ok for
various combinations of network trouble, wrong distinfo, and bad
distfile. But probably the system should only try once per mirror.