Different variants of the same package on ftp.FreeBSD.org

Lena at lena.kiev.ua Lena at lena.kiev.ua
Thu Jan 31 12:05:35 PST 2008


On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 08:32:06PM +0100, Kris Kennaway wrote:

> >>>>>~ $ host ftp.freebsd.org
> >>>>>ftp.freebsd.org has address 204.152.184.73
> >>>>>ftp.freebsd.org has address 62.243.72.50
> >>>>>ftp.freebsd.org has IPv6 address 2001:6c8:6:4::7
> >>>>>ftp.freebsd.org has IPv6 address 2001:4f8:0:2::e
> >>>>>~ $ echo -e "dir mathopd*\nquit" | ftp 
> >>>>>ftp://204.152.184.73/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6-stable/All/
> >>>>>Connected to 204.152.184.73.
> >>>>>220 Welcome to freebsd.isc.org.
> >>>>>-rw-r--r--    1 110      1002        56584 Jan 24 06:20 
> >>>>>mathopd-1.5p6.tbz
> >>>>>~ $ echo -e "dir mathopd*\nquit" | ftp 
> >>>>>ftp://62.243.72.50/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6-stable/All/
> >>>>>Connected to 62.243.72.50.
> >>>>>220 ftp.FreeBSD.org NcFTPd Server (licensed copy) ready.
> >>>>>-rw-r--r--   1 ftpuser  ftpusers     56520 Nov  4 14:48 
> >>>>>mathopd-1.5p6.tbz
> >>>>>
> >>>>>Different sizes, different dates. The November variant is broken
> >>>>>(installed package crashes at first connection), the January variant
> >>>>>works. I.e. half of users get the broken variant from ftp.FreeBSD.org.
> >>>>>Local mirrors contain the broken variant.
> >>>>>http://www.freshports.org/www/mathopd  lists last commit on August 13, 
> >>>>>2007. How, why different variants?
> >>>>I'm not able to find out why the files are there on the 62.243 one,
> >>>>but they are from 6.2 while the one from January 24 is the FreeBSD
> >>>>6.3 one.
> >>>The November variant crashes under 6.2-RELEASE-p1.
> >>>If I build mathopd from ports under the same 6.2-RELEASE-p1 then it works.
> >>ftp-master have the January 24. Guess the mirrors are behind in mirroring 
> >>the stuff. :)
> >
> >I already found out how to get working variant. I want to attract attention
> >to the fact that for several months ftp.freebsd.org had the broken variant
> >which crashes under 6.2-R though building from port under my 6.2-R gives
> >working package. The mathopd port hasn't depencencies at all, one binary.
> >How the broken variant was compiled?
> 
> From the ports tree as it was around November 4 2007.  Presumably the 
> port was broken back then, and then it was fixed.

Besides abovementioned freshports.org,
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/www/mathopd/  (and subdirs)
also lists the last change in the port on August 13, 2007.
The distinfo file (including checksums) was last changed on August 5, 2007.


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