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From Andrew McIntyre <mcintyr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Snapshot target questions and feedback
Date Mon, 03 Oct 2005 22:03:22 GMT

On Oct 3, 2005, at 10:08 AM, Kathey Marsden wrote:

> 1) The target does not include the CHANGES file.

Good idea. One of us should add updating the CHANGES file to the wiki  
page and the target as well. I'm currently unable to edit the Wiki  
right now as it no longer recognizes my password. :-(

> 2)  You cannot update to a specific revision and make a snapshot of
> that revision.

This should be possible, but only if the snapshot target works at the  
revision you want to make the snapshot.

> What happens is that the revison comes out in the format xxxxx:yyyyy

This indicates that you have files of mixed revisions in your view,  
usually because you recently committed a change and haven't run svn  
up, or you svn up -r {rev} some file. svn up -r {rev} at the top of  
your tree should bring the whole tree to that revision level. You can  
verify this by running 'svnversion . ' It should output a single  
revision number, {rev}.

> At the very least it should fail with an error instead of saying
> everything is up to date.

I'll look into that.

> Is it necessary to sign snapshot distributions?

Since they are not official releases, and the snapshots are served  
from an Apache machine and not the mirrors, I don't think signing is  
necessary. One of the primary reasons for signing official releases  
is that the binaries are hosted on mirrors to conserve Apache's  
bandwidth. While unlikely, it is possible that the files could become  
infected with viruses, or otherwise modified in some nefarious  
fashion at the mirrors site, and verifying the signature/hash on the  
file guarantees that the file is identical to the official one hosted  
at www.apache.org.


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