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SubjectRe: kernel.org signer broken?
Matti Aarnio wrote:
>
> On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 12:23:48PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl wrote:
> > > > The signature on man-pages-1.34.tar.gz is bad:
> > >
> > > Hmm, thought I had corrected that already.
> > > Is it correct now?
> > >
> > > Andries
> >
> > Because an updated signature has the same timestamp and size, it can take
> > up to 24 hours for it to hit ftp.kernel.org, and even longer to propagate
> > to the mirrors, unfortunately.
>
> Ok, then rsync won't find it either unless driven in
> file CRC verification mode (which is not usual...)
>

Right; kernel.org does that once a day.

> You *must* change its time (e.g. with touch).
>

Unfortunately, you can't -- because the signer relies on the timestamp to
know if the file it is mirroring has changed.

Probably the best solution is to touch the original file.

-hpa

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