re-rolling PDFs and HTML archives of version "1.6" of book withot changing file names

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at
Mon Oct 31 12:22:40 CDT 2011

Lev, thanks for your email and for your volunteer maintenance of FreeBSD's
Subversion port.

I'm not a FreeBSD user, so I confess ignorance of the types of problems that
your users are seeing.  Where do size and checksum comparisons and
validations come into play in the process of viewing documentation?

On 10/21/2011 02:23 PM, Lev Serebryakov wrote:
> Hello, Svnbook-dev.
>  I'm maintainer of subversion port for FreeBSD. My port include your
> excellent book (as optional component). But it leads to one problem"
> even "stable" version (1.6 for now) sometimes changes. And you provide
> only non-versioned renderings of book
> ( and
>   It is very inconvenient for users and me, as maintainer, that FreeBSD
> port could not point to stable files, maye be, with revision in their
> names. Users got strange "size mismatch" and "checksum mismatch"
> errors, as file is re-rolled on your servers, stale copies present on
> mirrors, etc.
>   Is it possible to change mechanism of publication of rendered
> versions? Maybe, you'll provide names with revisions and old
> (revision-less) names will be symlinks to latest versioned names?
>   Other porblem -- I'm forced to use 1.6 version, as it is change not so
> often, as current 1.7, but it is old is not exactly actual for
> subversion 1.7.x itself. Again, versioned file names will help here,
> as I could update port monthly,. for example, to new versions without
> problems with sizes and checksums on user side.
>  Thank you.

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