[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/2] package infra: add mirror support

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Wed Oct 19 09:35:52 UTC 2011

On Wednesday 19 October 2011 10:12:39, Sven Neumann wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-10-18 at 23:38 +0200, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
> > > In a non-mandatory way it may be desirable.
> > > That is if a package doesn't define it then we don't care.
> > > Most of the time tarballs shouldn't change size & hash, though it 
> > > doesn't hold true for every project around.
> > 
> >  Size and hash should only change when you bump the version
> Unfortunately it is not so uncommon for some projects to re-release with
> the same version number if a bug sneaked into the released tarball. I
> know that this should not be the case, but it happens every so often.
> Not sure though what implications this has for the proposed buildroot
> changes...

 I guess that if we start with this feature, it should be limited to 
warnings for the first year or so until it proves its worth.

 The recent kernel.org horror has convinced me that some form of
verification is needed, though.

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