Darcs checksum failing, even after clean

Kevin Ballard eridius at macports.org
Tue Jun 19 21:16:28 PDT 2007

I agree. What should happen is the port maintainer verifies that the  
updated download is still safe.

For future reference, though, instead of editing the Portfile, one  
can simply do `sudo port install darcs skip_checksum=yes`.

-Kevin Ballard

On Jun 19, 2007, at 2:17 PM, Denis Bueno wrote:

> This will indeed correct the problem.  It would be nice, however,  
> to see a
> solution that doesn't subvert the whole raison d'être of MD5  
> checksums in
> the first place, namely, to verify the integrity of downloaded  
> files.  Also,
> for an end-user to edit his own port descriptions to fix a problem  
> that will
> obviously affect the entire user base seems... wrong.
> If someone has verified that the new darcs source tarball at  
> darcs.net is
> correct, that's fine.  In that case the Portfile in the macports  
> repo should
> be updated to reflect the change, so all can benefit.  I can't find  
> anywhere
> (e.g. on darcs-users or darcs-devel) that the tarball has been  
> replaced for
> any reason, which is suspicious, though probably nothing.
> I'm not trying to be mean; but it strikes me as wrong in every way  
> that the
> only proposed solution to my problem is "just change the checksum  
> in your
> Portfile and you'll be fine".

Kevin Ballard
eridius at macports.org

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