FYI: distfile corruption

Matthias Andree ma at
Sat Mar 6 12:57:15 PST 2004

Oliver Eikemeier <eikemeier at> writes:

> anyone objects to set MASTER_SITE_SOURCEFORGE to
> until the problem goes away?

Yes. The sites should be randomized so that the load (and possibly
breakage) is spread.

The way it is now, the first site listed bears the major part of
ports-induced downloads. This would make the Irish Heanet site suffer
most of the SourceForge-related downloads for port installs. I consider
this unfair. If the ports system had tried to re-fetch (after broken
checksum) from a different site, the download would have succeeded BTW.

And no, I have nothing to do with Heanet, I'm just worried because they
are on top of your list. Besides, there are more European download sites
for SF, for instance, Switch and Cesnet.

Matthias Andree

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