cvs as port's download source

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Mar 25 18:55:50 PST 2005

On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 08:35:40AM +0100, Roman Neuhauser wrote:
> # use-reply-to at / 2005-03-25 06:40:39 +0000:
> > Does it make sense to create a FreeBSD port with download location
> > beeing CVS tree at some particular day?
>     You mean instead of fetching a tarball from MASTER_SITES it would
>     check out a working copy from a particular date, and build that?
>     There are / were several ports that do exactly this.

It's not a good idea, because e.g. anyone behind a firewall will be
unable to fetch this port.

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