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Bug 638292 - sys-apps/portage: $PKGDIR/Packages is re-written with no changes when any MD5 digests are missing
Summary: sys-apps/portage: $PKGDIR/Packages is re-written with no changes when any MD5...
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: .tbz2 support (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: InVCS
Depends on:
Blocks: 637452
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Reported: 2017-11-21 05:29 UTC by Zac Medico
Modified: 2018-02-02 00:00 UTC (History)
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Description Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2017-11-21 05:29:35 UTC
When testing changes for bug 636798, I noticed that binarytree.populate() always re-writes $PKGDIR/Packages if any MD5 digests are missing. The problem arises due to this code, where MD5 is part of the self._pkgindex_keys set:

>		if not self._pkgindex_keys.difference(d):
>			match = d
>			break

The problem is easily corrected by running `emaint --fix binhost` to generate the missing MD5 digests, but the code should really be fixed to avoid the unnecessary re-writes.
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2017-11-21 19:27:54 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit ca300d4fccffb8cd3d0d12f60c7c8c368f049258
Author:     Zac Medico <>
AuthorDate: 2017-11-21 19:22:21 +0000
Commit:     Zac Medico <>
CommitDate: 2017-11-21 19:27:17 +0000

    binarytree.populate: avoid unnecessary index re-write (bug 638292)
    Exclude hashes from the minimum_keys, so that the Packages index
    will not be needlessly re-written due to missing digests.

 pym/portage/dbapi/ | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)}
Comment 2 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2017-11-21 21:26:07 UTC
Released in portage-2.3.16.