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Re: Heads-up: brand new RPM version about to hit rawhide



Doug Ledford <dledford <at> redhat.com> writes:
> how we are not allowed to unpack a tarball,
> change the contents and then repack it back up and put it back on the
> cache under the same name.

Except we can. Our lookaside cache is explicitly designed to be robust for 
things like unversioned tarballs (which some upstreams still produce) or respun 
tarballs (like KDE and some other projects do). So the "sources" file stores 
not only the file name, but also a checksum.

Now of course this means the original tarball is also preserved (it's still 
there in the lookaside cache under the old checksum), but still this is 
something to keep in mind in your redesign.

        Kevin Kofler


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