IcedTea7 build failure + patch to fix this issue (reviewer needed)

Mark Wielaard mark at
Mon Jun 6 06:23:37 PDT 2011

On Mon, June 6, 2011 15:02, Pavel Tisnovsky wrote:
> currently it's not possible to build IcedTea7 because of wrong sha2sums
> of all tarballs. As Mark Wielaard figured out (thanks!) it is caused by
> changes made in .hg_archival.txt file, probably in time when new tag is
> created (Mark - am I right?).

Yes. Unfortunately hg archive tries to be helpful. And if you add a tag
for a revision it will happily record that information in the
.hg_archival.txt file. Which of course then alters the checksum even though
all other bits are the same. This happened when the icedtea-1.4 tag was

I guess the only way to work around that in the future is for people to
tag a tree that the icedtea refers to before they add the
checksum value.

Thanks for catching and fixing it.
Hopefully this won't happen too often in the future.



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