FreeBSD ports: 1 unfetchable distfiles: dns/noip

Eyal Soha esoha at
Sun Mar 7 11:28:53 PST 2004

I'm able to fetch everything.  I don't understand.  Could the script
that generates this email provide some output so that I could know how
the fetch is failing?


Bill "distfiles" Fenner writes:

 > Dear esoha at,
 > 	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 dns/noip.
 > 	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
 > pkg-descr.
 > 	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 ( 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
 > Makefile.
 > 	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.
 > Thanks,
 >   Bill "distfiles" Fenner.

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