Another administrative variable: NOFETCHFILES

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Fri Oct 7 18:20:19 PDT 2005

On Sat, 8 Oct 2005 10:37:31 +1000
Edwin Groothuis <edwin at> wrote:

> With the sending out results for the "Distfile Survey Checker", we
> saw that certain ports get marked as unfetchable, while in reality
> it were files which (for whatever reason) shouldn't have been fetched
> at all:
> For example multimedia/pvr250 has one file, hcwPVRP2.sys, which
> comes on the cdrom from the supplier and has to be copied into
> /usr/ports/distfiles first.
> Another example, java/jdk15, requires the files
>, and
> bsd-jdk15-patches-2.tar.bz2 which have to be downloaded manually.
> If there was a variable, for example NOFETCHFILES a la IGNOREFILES,
> port survey tools could keep this in mind, and the output of
> "fetch-all-list" (or "fetch-list") would be more reliable too.

The problem I see here is that I would like o continue to be able to
use mi local mirror to fetch from this type of files for the other

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