Using darcs to retrieve source in ports

David Symonds dsymonds at
Sat Jul 29 13:16:56 UTC 2006

On 7/29/06, Ian Morrison <ian at> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm trying to build a port of PacketForth, (
> and it's going pretty well.  However, as it's still in the early stages
> of development, there are no tarfiles available online, and the
> preferred method of fetching the source is by using the darcs version
> control system.  The single command I ran to get the source was "darcs
> get http://url" and I was wondering it's possible for a port to retrieve
> files in this way.

The net/obnc port uses CVS to fetch its files; that might be a good
place to start looking.


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