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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: speaking of scripts...

From: Markus Laire
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: speaking of scripts...
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 11:38:31 +0300

On 10/18/07, Chris Andrew <address@hidden> wrote:
> This is a great idea, that could potentially save many hours of work.
> What does anyone think?
> > Realistically, 99% of the time the copyright won't change from version
> > to version but we still need to check every package each time we
> > distribute a new gNS. Having a program deal with this would save time,
> > no? We should take advantage of the fact that we now have (or almost
> > have) a database from which to do comparison from. Otherwise, we have
> > to do all of the work again from scratch.
> >
> > Can the script by Tryggvib and Lee be cannibalized to do something like 
> > this?
> >
> > Am I making sense? Or have I missed something in this process?

If copyright-files don't usually change *at all* (not even a single
character) between releases, then trivial solution would be to
calculate e.g. SHA1-checksum for all copyright-files and check whether
the checksum has changed.

Markus Laire

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