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Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Stable reference to the freetds, source?

From: Mark Brand
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Stable reference to the freetds, source?
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 10:15:44 +0200
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On 05/06/2011 08:39 PM, René Berber wrote:
They seem to be cleaning up their operation, hopefully the result is stable.

The changes affect several lines on the freetds.mk file:

$(PKG)_VERSION  := 0.91RC2
$(PKG)_CHECKSUM := 7dbde5c9712cf8e267a1c105792d738825d34a11
$(PKG)_FILE     := freetds-$($(PKG)_VERSION).tar.bz2
$(PKG)_WEBSITE  := http://www.$(PKG).org/
$(PKG)_URL      :=

I didn't check the line after that, the Debian repository.

Unfortunately, the freetds URL situation is still unstable and unpredictable. The "91rc" package under "stable" appears to be the most recent "freetds-0.91.dev.20110508RC2". Here are the listings from today:

Index of /pub/Linux/ALPHA/freetds/stable
freetds-0.82.tar.gz 07-May-2008 19:27   1.5M
freetds-0.91rc.tgz  08-May-2011 04:22   6.2M
freetds-0.91rc.tgz.md5  08-May-2011 04:22   60
freetds-patched.tgz 09-Apr-2011 10:06   1.9M
freetds-patched.tgz.md5 09-Apr-2011 10:06   61
freetds-stable.tgz  07-May-2008 19:27   1.5M

Index of /pub/Linux/ALPHA/freetds/stable/release_candidates
freetds-0.91RC2.tar.bz2 04-May-2011 21:41   1.6M
freetds-0.91RC2.tar.gz  04-May-2011 21:42   2.1M
freetds-0.91rc.tgz  03-May-2011 04:23   6.2M
freetds-0.91rc.tgz.md5  03-May-2011 04:23   60
freetds-0.91rc1.tgz 09-Apr-2011 10:09   4.1M
freetds-0.91rc1.tgz.md5 09-Apr-2011 10:09   56

I've updated the repo again for this:

On 05/04/2011 01:19 AM, Volker Grabsch wrote:
Do you see a way to find a stable reference to the freetds release
candidates? As you might have noticed, this is the only issue holding
up our next release.

Currently, I only see two possibilities:

a) using their old release and a big patch (as we did before)
b) waiting for their next release

Both options aren't really satisfactory. Do you see a better way
to handle this issue?

I was hoping that this situation would solve itself with a final release of freetds 0.91. I don't know if it's a question of days or weeks.

Possibility a) might be the lesser of two evils, but the patch is comparable in size to the sources themselves. Here are 2 more unsatisfactory possibilities:

c) Add the last 0.91 RC version to the mingw-cross-env repo.
d) Host 0.91 RC somewhere with a stable URL.

The file would be renamed to something like:


Which do you see as the least unsatisfactory?


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