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Re: make mdi and fetch/checksum

In article <> Joerg wrote:
: 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.

  What are unversioned files, and how do they relate to checksums?

: > : 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)

  What would that change (in the current context)?  Our infrastructure
must also support wip.

: 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...

  I'm all for cleanup and agree that if the list of distfiles changes
with option settings, opsys, or architecture, all possible distfiles
have to be recorded in distinfo.


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