Please remove german/cheapcall port (was: FreeBSD ports: 1
unfetchable distfiles: german/cheapcall)
pcc at gmx.net
Sun Nov 2 10:03:48 PST 2003
please be so kind and remove the port, I have attempted several times to
author(s) and to locate the distfiles. As it seems, it has been
Thanks a lot,
all the best,
> Dear pcc at gmx.net,
> You are listed as the FreeBSD port maintainer for 1 port
> whose distfiles [or main web pages] are not fetchable from their
> MASTER_SITES. Could you please visit
> and correct the problems listed there? The individual port with
> a problem is german/cheapcall.
> Note that the main port web page, as listed in the WWW: line
> of the pkg-descr, is checked just as though it was a port distfile.
> This is an unfortunate side effect of the architecture of the distfile
> survey reporting tool, but if you see a distfile being reported as
> not fetchable that's not actually a distfile, see if it's from the
> If you have already corrected the problems and submitted a
> PR, please accept my thanks and apologies for the delay in getting the
> fixes into the tree. This reminder is created automatically and does
> not (yet) have a way to know if a PR fixing the problem has been
> submitted. Please do *NOT* send your response to me directly; I do
> not always have time to commit your fix; please instead submit a PR
> via 'send-pr' so it doesn't get lost.
> Problems are usually of two types:
> 1. The software package has been upgraded and the version in the
> port has been removed. The best solution to this problem is to
> upgrade the port to the most current version of the software package.
> If you are a FreeBSD committer, then you can just upgrade the port
> directly. If not, you should create the updated port on your own machine,
> test it (and maybe even run "portlint" on it), and then use "send-pr"
> to submit a "diff -uNr old-port updated-port". If you added or deleted
> any files, please make an explicit note of it.
> 2. The mirror site being used no longer contains the software package
> in question, or no longer exists. Solutions include:
> a) If there are other mirror sites, just remove the bad site
> from the list. (Make sure that what appears to be a bad site
> isn't actually a problem of type 1, upgrade)
> b) If the README or other support files in the software
> documentation mention where to get the software package,
> use one of those sites.
> c) Use ftpsearch (http://ftpsearch.ntnu.no/ftpsearch) or other
> search engines to find another place to get the original
> DISTFILES. Make sure that you don't pick a FreeBSD distfiles
> mirror -- if you can't find any other places where the file
> exists, it can be a LOCAL_PORT or you can simply comment out
> the MASTER_SITES= line, with a comment explaining why.
> Once you have a solution, use "send-pr" to submit a "diff -u" of the
> Note that this isn't an urgent issue, as people who try to
> build the port now will just fall back to the FreeBSD distfiles mirror.
> Please just put it on your list to do and get to it when you have time.
> These messages will continue to arrive twice a month until the fix is
> committed, as a reminder.
> Bill "distfiles" Fenner.
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