port download question

Mohacsi Janos mohacsi at niif.hu
Tue Aug 17 09:24:06 PDT 2004

On Tue, 17 Aug 2004, Robert Nagy wrote:

> Stardate [040817 16:48]. Mohacsi Janos of Borg wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> 	How should I specify the MASTER_SITES and DISTNAME for a
>> particular port if it requires HTTP POST operation to download the
>> distribution file.
>> 	Thank,
> 1) You can write a script (e.g. in perl) that does the thing. Then
> you can call that script from the fetch target.

I know, but I was looking for a general solution, that is available in 
port intratructure. I take a quick look the makefiles, but I did not find 
anything yet.

> 2) You can force the user to grab the distfile(s) manually.
> Just like ports/java/jdk14.

I believe, that forcing users to download the file manually is done only, 
because of the license resctricitions. Force users to read the license 

Best Regards,

Janos Mohacsi
Network Engineer, Research Associate
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