[lfs-dev] [lfs-support] Incorrect MD5 for /development/lfs-bootscripts-20170626.tar.bz2

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Dec 29 08:05:31 PST 2017

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 01:10:06PM +0000, Nate Costello wrote:
>> I'm getting an incorrect hash for the lfs-bootscripts file.  This is using
>> the development branch.   Can anyone attempt to repeat my finding or
>> provide guidance?  I apologize in advance if it is bad form to email this
>> list about the development version.
> First, it's perfectly fine to ask about problems building the dev
> book on this list.  But, based on what I note below I'll Cc: the
> -dev list because I didn't expect this.
>> Thanks,
>> Nate
>> File path:
>> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/downloads/development/lfs-bootscripts-20170626.tar.bz2
>> Supposed Correct Hash:
>> 4d886e7f5c3b092991cd0c56f3d8aa31
>> Listed at:
>> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/development/chapter03/packages.html
> I wonder if we have somehow switched to regenerating these ?  My
> local copy (downloaded on 19th July) has
> c8c20c854d7590662ae04f21949566ea
> The 8.1 book, which uses these, says
> d4992527d67f28e2d0c12e3495422eab

And that matches what is in 

The script that rebuilds the book daily also repackages the boot scripts 
and the timestamps will change each time, even though the content does not.

On my local system, the tarballs are not rebuilt without a change to the 
file name because I do not do a fresh checkout of the sources into an 
empty directory like the daily scripts do.

I could update the md5sum in the on-line book daily, but I think that 
would also cause problems.

I suppose I could come up with a way to put in a note that would only 
generate in the development versions of the book(s), but right now I think 
it is more effort than it is worth.  The daily build script has been 
unchanged for 18 months and this it the first anyone noticed.

All this applies to the lfs systemd development version and blfs tarballs 

   -- Bruce

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