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Re: What's with pkgsrc and checksums?

Leonardo Taccari <> writes:

> The main difference between `make mps' and manually invoking sha1(1)
> is that the RCS $NetBSD$ keywords are deleted in the former, and hence
> why the SHA1 checksum differs.

Ah, and that's why the latter suddenly failed for me when I modified an
existing patch file instead of creating a new one, as I've always done
in the past!  Now it makes sense.  :)

> Apart what Joerg said and - depends on the use case - probably
> LOCALPATCHES can be quite useful as well and IMHO handier.

That's really useful - thanks for the tip!

Most people who graduate with CS degrees don't understand the significance
of Lisp.  Lisp is the most important idea in computer science.  --Alan Kay

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