Package freeze

Robert Connolly robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Oct 18 19:54:01 PDT 2008


On Saturday October 18 2008 10:10:57 pm Bryan Kadzban wrote:
> >> 2247	Texinfo 4.13a ( repackage due to maintainer error )
>
> I just pulled down texinfo-4.13a.tar.gz and texinfo-4.13.tar.gz -- and
> their md5sums are *identical*.  Extracting each into its own directory
> also shows no differences (via diff -ur).
>
> I don't think there's any reason to change the version in the book.
> Either the 4.13a tarball got released with the same bug, or the 4.13
> tarball got updated as well as pushing out a 4.13a.  *shrug*

This is not the first time Texinfo has releases a new version and changed the 
checksum on the previous version. Last time it was because of updated license 
files. Check the diffs if you like.

From what I understand, gnu.org has a policy of disallowing changes to 
uploaded files (all files are read-only, forever), but Texinfo seems to have 
a bypass.

I suggest bumping to the new checksum and file, or else there will be bug 
reports and bad checksums. I haven't checked the differences, but last time 
Texinfo did this the changes were cosmetic (to licenses), and has no effect 
on the system.

robert
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