[R-pkg-devel] Checksums changed on CRAN without any visible modifications to files.
Jori@@Mey@ @ending from ugent@be
Wed Jun 13 12:45:30 CEST 2018
I have another report of checksums for CRAN packages that changed without
any visible change to the package itself.
At the time of the release of R3.5, pkgmaker was at version 0.22. A bit
after the release, this version was archived and replaced by the new one
(0.27). Somewhere in that process the checksum for the tarball of version
The only explanation I can come up with, is that either because of the
release of R3.5 or because of the archiving the tarball was recreated and
has a different timestamp. That's the only way I know a MD5 checksum of a
tarball can change without any change to the files in there.
Anyone knows what is going on here, and how this can be circumvented at the
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