Some github projects aren't fetchable using commit hash

Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Mon Sep 4 05:29:49 UTC 2017

On 02/09/2017 11:31, Kyle Evans wrote:
> On Sep 1, 2017 20:03, "Shane Ambler" <FreeBSD at> wrote:
> Respond to github support that an abbreviated hash with multiple matches
> will fail. Under that condition, it may be desirable to respond with the
> newest of the matches rather than a not found error.
> To be honest, the failing seems like a little better behavior than suddenly
> swapping out the package I thought I was downloading with a newer version.
> It'd at least be a little more obvious and theoretically detectable if they
> respond properly.

For a port the distinfo will detect a hash and size difference of the 
tarball and fail.

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