Github Checksums ..

Abdulrahman Alshammari a.turqi at
Fri Apr 15 17:50:12 PDT 2016

This is what is actually said;
"Since the github portgroup uses "tarball" downloads, not "archive" downloads, this also means the checksums will change. "


Note: It might appear my name as "Ziad Ali" instaed of "Abdulrahman Alshammari". 
This is an issue that I am trying to fix.

> On Apr 15, 2016, at 8:39 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 11:24 PM, Abdulrahman Alshammari <a.turqi at <mailto:a.turqi at>> wrote:
> I was asked to change some parts of portfile. I did that except the checksums. I was told that the checksums will be changed because the github port. Can someone let me know how I can change it since using the same way will always generate the same checksums? If there any further changed, please let me know.
> That sounds a bit confused. My guess is they asked you to use a release tarball, because github generates non-release tarballs on the fly and removes them if they haven't been accessed in a while, so the checksums are not stable. (Release tarballs do have stable checksums.)
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> brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
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