[RFC] New ports idea: github / gitorious / bitbucket

Ruslan Mahmatkhanov cvs-src at yandex.ru
Sun Sep 11 19:50:32 UTC 2011

C-S wrote on 11.09.2011 17:23:
>> Sure it worth. From my POV, maintainer should be avoided the pleasure to
>> mess with selfhosted and selfpackaged tarballs as much as possible.
>> Besides of inconvenience it also less reliable (both in availability and
>> security aspects).
>>> I'm perfectly happy to mirror anything if needed, by the way.
>>> Chris
> Selfhosting can be very helpful. I once had many downloads of hiawatha
> from my server in my logs. So, I checked the hashes and discovered that
> the distfile from the original homepage was not the same anymore. The
> author of hiawatha had changed the file without any announcements...
> Carlo

We will see that anyway - when user will try to extract changed 
distfile, he will get warning about incorrect checksum, so this is not 
the case, i believe.


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