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Replacing tarballs on-the-fly (was: Re: Compiled files without sources??

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Replacing tarballs on-the-fly (was: Re: Compiled files without sources????)
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 23:28:21 +0200

>>>>> On Sun, 31 Jul 2011, Chong Yidong wrote:

> OK, I will add a diff to etc/grammars and instructions on how to
> apply it, and upload the corrected 23.2 and 23.3 tarballs tonight.

Is there a particular reason why emacs-23.2.tar.bz2 on
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/ hasn't been updated?

Also, it would have been much cleaner if the updated tarballs hadn't
been replaced on-the-fly, but been released under a new name, like
emacs-23.3a.tar.bz2, in order to avoid confusion.

(For example, Gentoo as a source-based distro does file integrity
checks based on SHA256 checksums. I've now updated the checksums for
the Emacs tarballs, but of course the check will now fail if the user
downloads the old version of the tarball from a mirror. There's no
good way to distinguish old and new before downloading the file.)


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