I tried a fresh checkout and I see the same thing

svn co https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/jackrabbit dist-new
cd dist-new
sh check-release.sh 2.4.4 608ae0c4b61362e72cf95f41bd4bf9732a74a7c1

alex@sock:~/work/jackrabbit-live2/dist-new$ sh check-release.sh 2.4.4 608ae0c4b61362e72cf95f41bd4bf9732a74a7c1
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] JACKRABBIT RELEASE CHECKER                                              
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] 1. Retrieve latest release candidates
[INFO]    Updating...
[INFO] 2. Check for the presence of the staged release candidate
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-2.4.4-src.zip
[INFO] 3. Verify checksums and signatures
[INFO]    Verifying jackrabbit-2.4.4-src.zip...
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-2.4.4-src.zip.asc
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-2.4.4-src.zip.md5
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-2.4.4-src.zip.sha
[INFO]    Verifying jackrabbit-jca-2.4.4.rar...
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-jca-2.4.4.rar.asc
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-jca-2.4.4.rar.md5
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-jca-2.4.4.rar.sha
[INFO]    Verifying jackrabbit-standalone-2.4.4.jar...
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-standalone-2.4.4.jar.asc
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-standalone-2.4.4.jar.md5
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-standalone-2.4.4.jar.sha
[INFO]    Verifying jackrabbit-webapp-2.4.4.war...
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-webapp-2.4.4.war.asc
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-webapp-2.4.4.war.md5
[INFO]    OK: jackrabbit-webapp-2.4.4.war.sha
[INFO] 4. Compare provided SHA1 checksum with that of the release
[INFO]    OK: 608ae0c4b61362e72cf95f41bd4bf9732a74a7c1
[INFO] 5. Compare svn tag with src zip contents
[INFO]    Exporting https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jackrabbit/tags/2.4.4...
[INFO]    Unzipping jackrabbit-2.4.4-src.zip...
[INFO]    Comparing sources...
[ERROR]   NOT OK: See ./target/jackrabbit-2.4.4/diff-output.txt

alex@sock:~/work/jackrabbit-live2/dist-new$ cat ./target/jackrabbit-2.4.4/diff-output.txt
diff -b -r ./target/jackrabbit-2.4.4/svn/jackrabbit-2.4.4/jackrabbit-core/src/main/java/org/apache/jackrabbit/core/version/InternalVersionManagerBase.java ./target/jackrabbit-2.4.4/zip/jackrabbit-2.4.4/jackrabbit-core/src/main/java/org/apache/jackrabbit/core/version/InternalVersionManagerBase.java
>         if (history == null) {
>             String message = "Node " + node.getNodeId() + " has no version history";
>             log.error(message);
>             throw new VersionException(message);
>         }
>                 if (pred == null) {
>                     String message = "Could not instantiate InternalVersion for nodeId " + value.getNodeId() + " (VHR + " + history.getId() + ", node " + node.getNodeId() + ")";
>                     log.error(message);
>                     throw new VersionException(message);
>                 }
>         if (best == null) {
>             String message = "Could not find 'best' predecessor node for " + node.getNodeId();
>             log.error(message);
>             throw new VersionException(message);
>         }

On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 10:02 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
On 2013-05-06 22:00, Alex Parvulescu wrote:
right, thanks for the pointer :)

now I see a new error:

Funny. I have checked on two machines.

Are you sure you don't have local changes or something like that?

Best regards, Julian