Using darcs to retrieve source in ports

Simon Barner barner at
Mon Jul 31 15:05:16 UTC 2006

Stanislav Sedov wrote:
> It would be better to create a snapshot and upload it somewhere.
> Although it is impossible to redefine do-fetch target and get
> files  from CVS/darcs it would be hard to check files consistency,
> since their sizes will vary depending on snapshot date/time/revision,
> so you should provide tag/date switch to repository checkout program.
> Additionally, you should issue own checksum checking code or add
> every file in distinfo/DISTFILES.

Absolutely. If the OP does not have access to a site where he can store
his snapshot, it is possible to host it on ${MASTER_SITE_LOCAL}.

Best regards / Viele Grüße,                             barner at
 Simon Barner                                                barner at
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