[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4008: Core checksums not available for some locales/versions

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Wed Dec 19 03:08:27 UTC 2018

#4008: Core checksums not available for some locales/versions
 Reporter:  chesio  |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect  |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal  |   Milestone:
Component:  API     |  Resolution:  worksforme
 Keywords:          |
Changes (by dd32):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => worksforme


 Checksums are available until  the relevant WordPress package is
 generated, in the case of the de_DE package, the `4.9.9` package wasn't
 generated until `2018 Dec 18 22:00` (I'm assuming UTC time) where as the
 `5.0.1` package was generated at `2018 Dec 15 14:01`.

 I'm not sure what tool you're using for the monitoring, but note that for
 minor releases, WordPress auto-updates using the English packages which
 will almost always be generated (and installed) prior to localised builds
 being made available, so tools should fall back to using the
 `https://api.wordpress.org/core/checksums/1.0/?version=4.9.9` API when the
 localised variant isn't available with the built-in-smarts to know that
 `readme.html` and `wp-config-sample.php` may differ in checksums at that
 time (plus a handful of others - sometimes, varies on locale I think?).

 I'm going to mark this as `worksforme` as the API is working correctly per
 it's design, but with the acknowledgement that it's not perfectly useful
 to be used in a monitoring situation given the limitations and data-source
 it's using given the variety of packages that get used for WordPress

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4008#comment:1>
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