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Re: make mdi and fetch/checksum

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 02:50:05PM +0200, Dieter Baron wrote:
> In article <> Joerg wrote:
> : On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 01:34:15PM +0200, Dieter Baron wrote:
> : > 3. or should we add a special flag to fetch/fetch to not consider it
> : >    an error and have make mdi set it?
> : I prefer (3)
>   So that flag will be set when NO_CHECKSUM is set, and mdi will set
> that flag or NO_CHECKSUM?  Would you be willing to implement that?

The flag will be set if mdi is called. FAILOVER_FETCH shouldn't run for
unversioned files anyway, but I never tried that.

> : and I would prefer if NO_CHECKSUM is obsoleted and all
> : cases where it is being used are fixed to include proper checksums.
>   That won't work for packages tracking daily snapshots.  I know you
> dislike these packages, but they are useful and we will continue to
> support them.

Most cases of NO_CHECKSUM are now redundant. The remaining cases fall
into daily snapshots (yes, I strongly dislike them and would prefer to
see them in wip only) or simply broken packages where unversioned files
or variable lists are used. But this falls into the same category as
cleaning up all meta packages to actually use META_PACKAGE...


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