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Re: emacs-24.5-rc3.tar.xz modified in place

From: Nicolas Petton
Subject: Re: emacs-24.5-rc3.tar.xz modified in place
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:36:19 +0200

Mark H Weaver writes:

> I've downloaded emacs-24.5-rc3.tar.xz and the corresponding .sig from
> alpha.gnu.org twice, and they are different.  Both are signed by Nicolas
> Petton's public key (7C207910).  See below for the differences.
> It's bad practice to modify tarball releases without changing the
> version number.  Please don't do it.  Among other things, it breaks
> distributions such as GNU Guix that include cryptographic hashes of all
> source tarballs.

I'm sorry, that's my fault.

The previous tarball had a small issue that was fixed, and I just
updated the tarball without increasing the version number.  I won't do
that again.

Nicolas Petton

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