Re: cvs commit: ports/Mk ports/accessibility/ktts Makefile ports/astro/marble Makefile ports/audio/festvox-us1-mbrola Makefile ports/audio/py-musicbrainz Makefile ports/chinese/acroread8-zh_CN Makefile ...

From: Doug Barton <>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 19:59:54 -0700
On 10/30/10 16:47, Stanislav Sedov wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 21:00:21 +0000 (UTC)
> Erwin Lansing<>  mentioned:
>>    Deprecate md5 in favour of sha256 checksums.  md5 checksums will no longer
>>    be generated or checked, and will be silently ignored for now.  Also,
>>    generalize the MD5_FILE macro to DISTINFO_FILO.
>>    PR:             149657
>>    Submitted by:   rene
>>    Approved by:    portmgr
>>    Tested on:      pointyhat i386 7-exp
> Hmm, was it discussed somewhere?

The PR has been there for months, and of course eventually removing the 
MD5s was discussed years ago when SHA256 was added. :)  But seriously, 
you could not have been expected to see either one of those.

> This change broke portupgrade badly. :-(

Portmaster too.

> I'd prefer at least a heads-up for such a major change next time.
> Or did I missed it?

While I am very glad that the portmgr team tested and committed this 
update it would have been nice to send a head's up so that tool authors 
had the opportunity to get their stuff updated first. I asked 
(privately) numerous times for a status update, and never received one.



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