Status of USE_GITHUB fetching

Bryan Drewery bdrewery at
Sun Jun 9 14:07:51 UTC 2013

On 6/9/2013 8:07 AM, Steve Wills wrote:
> On 06/07/13 22:32, Bryan Drewery wrote:
>> On 6/6/2013 8:26 AM, Bryan Drewery wrote:
>>> Ports using USE_GITHUB are currently broken. Github changed their
>>> tar/compression algorithm which has resulted in mismatched checksums.
>>> I am working on changing our implementation and updating all affected
>>> ports and should have the fix committed by this weekend, after enough
>>> testing.
>> Github fixed the checksums issue.
>> You will see random 'size not known' warnings. These should be harmless.
>> It's due to how they have implemented their download streaming.
> Are you saying this might happen once and be resolved or that it will be
> ongoing and not resolvable?

The size warnings (during fetch) will essentially always happen. The
checksumming/size checking after fetch is fine.

I really recommend all USE_GITHUB ports use a mirror as their default
MASTER_SITE and use the GH MASTER_SITE secondary. This will prevent
checksum errors in the future if they change things again, and avoid the
size warnings during fetch.


This will check the mirror first, then check github.

Bryan Drewery

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