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From: Joshua Nichols <nichoj@g.o>
To: gentoo-java@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-java] dealing with VM vendors that don't change distfiles names
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 13:59:43
Message-Id: 4429414E.8030401@gentoo.org
It seems some of the VM vendors, mostly Sun and IBM, just love to
release new versions of their VMs, but without changing the filename
they get released as. In short, this means that it breaks our ebuilds,
because the instructions for getting the file are the same, but the file
it leads to is different, and therefore the digest breaks.

There are currently at least 3 bugs filed for this issue:

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=127204
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=123590
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=122220

There are a few solutions.

* Just redigest the ebuild with the new distfile. This would be the
quickest solution, but it'd be problematic because then the digest would
be broken for people that already have the distfiles.

* Have users rename the files. This is used in a few cases at least.
This leads to the question of how to version the ebuilds though, because
they don't follow a sane (to us) versioning scheme, ie GA, SR-1, SR-2, etc.

* Some totally awesome way I haven't of yet.

Thoughts?

- Josh
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Re: [gentoo-java] dealing with VM vendors that don't change distfiles names "Miroslav Šulc" <miroslav.sulc@××××××××.cz>
[gentoo-java] Re: dealing with VM vendors that don't change distfiles names Wiktor Wandachowicz <siryes@×××××.com>