broken .orig.tar.gz (Re: package upload rejected - no email)
* Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> [080315 21:12]:
> $ cat /srv/ftp.debian.org/queue/reject/rhinote_0.7.0-2_i386.reason
> Rejected: md5sum and/or size mismatch on existing copy of rhinote_0.7.0.orig.tar.gz.
> Rejected: can not overwrite existing copy of 'rhinote_0.7.0.orig.tar.gz' already in the archive.
Looking at the file currently in unstable:
|$ tar -tvvzf ../rhinote_0.7.0.orig.tar.gz | head -n1
|drwxr-xr-x kiyuko/kiyuko 0 2006-03-24 02:15 rhinote-0.7.0.orig/
So the original file looks repackaged without any reason (and not
comment about this in the the rhinote_0.7.0-1.diff.gz).
How could this happen? This is a classic error and three people seem
to not have noticed it. The maintainer is no DD, so I won't blame him.
But is there a way to know who the sponsor of rhinote_0.7.0-1 was?
And as rhinote_0.7.0-1 says original upload, I assume some ftp-master
or ftp-assistent looked at it and missed that, too. Is there a way to
find out who is letting this crap in our archive?
(What if the .orig.tar.gz was not only repacked but actually modified,
would everyone have notices?)
Bernhard R. Link