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

Lena at lena.kiev.ua Lena at lena.kiev.ua
Thu Jan 31 00:19:39 PST 2008


On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 07:09:57PM +1100, Edwin Groothuis 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.


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