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Re: symlink old tarball name to new one
On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Yann E. MORIN
> As 'ratmice' said on IRC, this has a drawback for those tools that do check
> the tarballs using md5 (or sha1...). Using signatures is not an issue.
> But not all tools do use md5 (or even sigs).
FWIW, I'm not sure that this is much of an argument for tools that do
check using sums,
they have only one option... They must change their build script
regardless of the symlink.
further, the gdb ftp site doesn't host sums, so theres really nothing
to compare it to otherwise. (unless people are in the habit of
checking the gpg sig, making a sum and then checking that in which
case, they are in the 'they must change their script dept.).
anyhow, its something to consider and leaves a bitter taste in my
mouth, but i'm not objecting, it probably fixes more issues than it