databases/mongodb 2.4.3 File size mismatch

John Marino dragonflybsd at
Sat Apr 27 17:39:52 UTC 2013

On 4/27/2013 18:29, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> klaasdemter at writes:
>> something is wrong with mongodb port, make reports a mismatched file size.
>> =>  Attempting to fetch
>> fetch:
>> size mismatch: expected 14108201, actual 14108398
> Looks like the distfile got re-rolled under the same name.
> In which case it would be safe to just update the distinfo
> and go ahead with the build.
> I'm CC'ing the maintainer to update the port and
> double-check my (very quick) analysis of the security issues.

The pkgsrc guys make it a point to contact the party responsible for the 
re-roll and polite ask to never, ever do that again because all the 
repositories (ports, pkgsrc, apt, arch, rest of linux, etc) are 
depending on a hash and rerolling breaks all of them.

Sometimes upstream just doesn't realize the consequences and they'll not 
do it again once informed.  Something they just don't care and it keeps 

I am a bit surprised that a database developer that should understand 
issues with data integrity pulls a stunt like that though.


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