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Re: non-pristine sources under pool/

Magnus Damm <damm@opensource.se> writes:


> This is a snippet of my XML file which describes the file 
> that is located on a gnu mirror.
> <file>
>    <name>bash-2.05b.tar.gz</name>
>    <size>1956216</size>
>    <md5>5238251b4926d778dfe162f6ce729733</md5>
> </file>
> This file,
> http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/Linux/distributions/debian/pool/main/b/bash/bash_2.05b-3.dsc
> tells me:
>  95e836e7adf20a3cbc429609b99ff024 1944574 bash_2.05b.orig.tar.gz
> As you can see the size and the md5-sum differs. 
> I unpacked both tar.gz files and compared them.
> They are the same (compared with diff) except for the directory they create.
> What is going on? Why is not the original file used?

I can't answer this particular case, but wanted to make you
aware that you will probably find quite alot of those cases.

Repack needs to be done if for instance the original tarball
includes precompiled binaries.  Or if it includes
undistributable files, or whatever...


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