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Re: Silly question: Cygwin's FTP timestamps

On Mon, 11 Aug 2003, Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:

> I usually check the timestamps of the directories (and
> cygwin-announce etc.) to see if something was released.
> With lynx:
> Aug 12 01:54  Directory        XFree86
> Aug 12 01:54  Directory        db
> Aug 11 22:54  Directory        lynx
> Aug 11 22:54  Directory        ssmtp
> Aug 11 22:54  Directory        tcsh
> ...
> The question is why the XFree86 and db directories are always
> touched.


There is a program ("upset") that runs every once in a while to rebuild
setup.ini whenever new/updated packages get uploaded.  IIRC, that program
also calculates MD5 sums of the packages and writes them into the
directories, hence the timestamps.  The above might account for the db
timestamp.  For XFree86 the answer is even simpler - there was a new
version uploaded quite recently.
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