On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 08:51:25AM +0200, Eitan Adler wrote: > Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought that svn did its own checksumming. > If so why do we need to our own?
Subversion's checksumming makes sure that you get exactly the same files that are on the Subversion server at this particular moment in time. The Ports Collection's distfile checksums make sure that you get exactly the same files *as the port maintainer examined at some previous moment in time*. The difference is crucial. svnadmin create /home/svn/foo svn import http://.../foo/trunk/mycoolproject <create a port of mycoolproject> rm -rf /home/svn/foo svnadmin create /home/svn/foo svn import http://.../foo/trunk/mycoolproject ...and suddenly the port fetches something completely different. G'luck, Peter -- Peter Pentchev r...@ringlet.net r...@space.bg r...@freebsd.org PGP key: http://people.FreeBSD.org/~roam/roam.key.asc Key fingerprint FDBA FD79 C26F 3C51 C95E DF9E ED18 B68D 1619 4553 This would easier understand fewer had omitted.
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