[R-pkg-devel] Checksums changed on CRAN without any visible modifications to files.
Jori@@Mey@ @ending from ugent@be
Thu Jun 14 18:55:16 CEST 2018
Thank you for willing to take a look. In the report it was about the
following tarballs :
Our sysadmin tried diff -ru, but couldn't find any difference in the text
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:46 PM, Uwe Ligges <ligges using statistik.tu-dortmund.de
> On 13.06.2018 15:40, Joris Meys wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 3:16 PM, Uwe Ligges <
>> ligges using statistik.tu-dortmund.de <mailto:ligges using statistik.tu-dortmund.de>>
>> When CRAN repacks and changes the DESCRIPTION file, the checksums
>> change, of course.
>> Uwe Ligges
>> Dear Uwe,
>> I understood that from the previous issue. In this case however, none of
>> the files -including the DESCRIPTION file- were changed. Am I right in
>> suspecting that a package is repacked when moved to the archive?
> No, we do not repack generally then. Perhaps the package got orphaned?
> Which package / tarball were you talking about? I can take a look why that
> one was changed and inspect why the checksum changed.
> Uwe Ligges
>> suspect that the tool used to repack the package is using gzip, and it is
>> possible to repack without adding a timestamp as explained here :
>> I can explain the different checksums when some things are changed to our
>> HPC sysadmins, but they have -understandibly- difficulties with checksums
>> changing for released source tarballs. Is it possible to adapt the
>> archiving so that at least for identical tarballs the md5 sums remain the
>> same? Or if you have other suggestions to deal with this without having to
>> change hardcoded checksums in the easybuild repos, that would be very
>> welcome too.
>> Joris Meys
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>> Department of Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling
>> Ghent University
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