Problems with GITHUB pulls

Wesley Shields wxs at
Wed Jan 30 03:10:20 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 03:24:31PM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> I maintain the security/barnyard2 port.  It pulls the software from git, 
> which is the only place where it's available.
> Here's the relevant portion of the port's Makefile:
> USE_GITHUB=     yes
> GH_ACCOUNT=     firnsy
> GH_TAGNAME=     master
> GH_COMMIT=     4dfdc80
> The problem is, master's commit tag and md5 sum and size have changed.  I 
> *could* update the port by changing the commit tag and the distino file, 
> but that's seems rather kludgy to me.  The version hasn't changed.  The 
> developers simply fixed some problems in the software and then bumped 
> master to the newer commit.

The point of GH_COMMIT is to checkout a specific commit. I think you
don't need GH_TAGNAME set here as that is probably overriding the
desired behavior (and always fetching the latest from master). For an
idea of how to fetch a specific commit from git check out devel/libhtp.

-- WXS

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