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Re: pkg/48673 (net/knot distfile checksum error)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/48673; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Thomas Klausner <>
To: Fredrik Pettai <>
Cc: NetBSD bugtracking <>
Subject: Re: pkg/48673 (net/knot distfile checksum error)
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:36:14 +0100

 On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 01:30:41PM +0100, Fredrik Pettai wrote:
 > On Mar 21, 2014, at 13:25 , Thomas Klausner <> wrote:
 > > On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 12:28:34PM +0100, Fredrik Pettai wrote:
 > >>'s version of the distfile (knot-1.4.3.tar.gz is 0 bytes, 
 > >> and obviously wrongâ?¦
 > >> Not checksum error, rather a distfile problem at
 > > 
 > > That is one part of the problem. The other part was that the
 > > MASTER_SITES entry started with a '-' so knot-1.4.3.tar.gz wasn't
 > > appended when downloading the distfile. Fixed now.
 > > I've also removed the zero byte file. (You could do that too.)
 > '-' was used to not valide certificates (perhaps wget/curl specific?)
 > Sorry, I didn't know that '-' should be removed as part of the new fetch 
 > from https site(s) setup... 
 You must have misremembered something. The pkgsrc guide, 17.5.1, says:
 "The exception to this rule are URLs starting with a dash. In that
 case the URL is taken as is, fetched and the result stored under the
 name of the distfile."

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