Different variants of the same package on ftp.FreeBSD.org
kris at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jan 31 11:32:08 PST 2008
Lena at lena.kiev.ua wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:37:38AM +0100, Pav Lucistnik wrote:
>>>>> ~ $ host ftp.freebsd.org
>>>>> ftp.freebsd.org has address 188.8.131.52
>>>>> ftp.freebsd.org has address 184.108.40.206
>>>>> 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://220.127.116.11/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6-stable/All/
>>>>> Connected to 18.104.22.168.
>>>>> 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://22.214.171.124/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6-stable/All/
>>>>> Connected to 126.96.36.199.
>>>>> 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 though building from port under my 6.2 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.
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