New kind of ports

Björn König bkoenig at
Sat Jun 25 19:17:16 GMT 2005

meka wrote:

> Sam Lawrance <boris at> wrote:
>>In that case you want 'make checksum'. See the 'ports' manpage.
> 	Maybe I didn't express my self right. How about the (meta) rule
> fetch:
> 	checksum || do-fetch

'make checksum' does exactly what you want: fetch the file, make a 
checksum, compare it, try to fetch the file again if it's incorrect, 
make a new checksum, compare it again ...

If you just want to change the behaviour of 'make fetch' because you 
think it might be confusing to new users then offer a patch. If it is 
good and works without changing the current behaviour of other rules 
(e.g. checksum) then maybe someone will commit it.


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