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From: Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek@g.o>
Subject: Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 02:03:27 +0530
On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 1:29 AM, Ciaran McCreesh
<ciaran.mccreesh@...> wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 21:46:39 +0200
> Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@...> wrote:
>> BTW: if upstream has an proper VCS and an canonical tagging
>> scheme, they don't actually have to create release tarballs,
>> just hack up a little script which creates them on-the-fly
>> from an canonical URL scheme (eg. oss-qm does exactly that).
>
> Down that path lies madness. There's no guarantee that you'll get the
> same tarball if you request the same URL twice in a row, particularly
> if you're using one of those new-fangled new compression schemes.
>

Or if they generate the tarball on-the-fly with no caching, which
results in differing timestamps each time. Hence, each time you fetch
it, you get a tarball with a different hash.

No, don't ask where I saw such a thing :p

-- 
~Nirbheek Chauhan

Gentoo GNOME+Mozilla Team


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