[tz] [PATCH] make check_white_space fix for leap-seconds.list

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
Thu Jan 29 02:16:40 UTC 2015

On 2015-01-28 17:58, Paul Eggert wrote:
> * Makefile (check_white_space): Allow trailing white space in
> leap-seconds.list.  This file is maintained by NIST, and the
> current version has trailing white space, and has a checksum
> making it inadvisable for us to remove the trailing white space in
> our copy.

The hash at the end of leapseconds.list depends only on the non-comment
and special comment numeric digits, not regular comments or any non-digit
Removing trailing white space characters would affect agreement with the
MD5 checksum in the md5checksum file, but MD5 has been deprecated since
1996 and SHA replacements recommended, as used in the end of file hash.
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis

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