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Bug #55861 links to the wrong snapshot if you look at the right time
Submitted: 2011-10-06 14:47 UTC Modified: 2012-05-16 22:37 UTC
From: dk at uw dot no Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Website problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: N/A
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2011-10-06 14:47 UTC] dk at uw dot no
I saw this just now, while browsing for the latest code snapshot.

If you look at while the tarballs are being generated, you may be (un)lucky enough to be presented with a 'half updated' view of reality.

In the case below, apparently just the .bz2 had yet been regenerated, and its link had been updated (...1430.tar.bz2), but the .gz was still the old link (...1230.tar.gz). Nevertheless it was claimed that both was built on the latest date.

Granted, this is extremely low impact, and it fixes itself after a minute or so when the .gz version is fully generated as well.

Generated HTML-output:

<td valign="top">
<span><a href="php5.4-201110061430.tar.bz2">php-5.4-dev (tar.bz2)</a> (11.0M)</span><br>
<span><a href="php5.4-201110061230.tar.gz">php-5.4-dev (tar.gz)</a> (14.6M)</span><br>
<b>Built on:</b> Oct&nbsp;06,&nbsp;2011&nbsp;14:30&nbsp;UTC<br>
<span class="filelink"><a href="/index.php?branch=5.4&amp;distro=Source">Previous Builds</a></span><br>


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 [2012-05-16 22:37 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Wont fix
 [2012-05-16 22:37 UTC]
A similar issue could potentially arise if a user is in the middle of 
downloading the snapshot as the new ones are released by the system.  For 
example, trying to download php5.4-latest.tar.xz could potentially be broken 
during the download if its symlink is replaced and linked to a newer snap.

Though inconvenient, as you said, it's very, very low-impact, and not something 
that justifies redeveloping the system to prevent.

Thank you for your report, though.  And if you continue to have timing like 
that, you really need to play the lottery.  ;-P
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