FreeBSD ports: 1 unfetchable distfile: textproc/ripole

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Mar 21 18:33:11 UTC 2006

On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 09:18:01AM -0800, Freddie Cash wrote:
> On Tue, March 21, 2006 2:01 am, Bill "distfiles" Fenner wrote:
> > You are listed as the FreeBSD port maintainer for 1 port whose
> > distfiles are not fetchable from their MASTER_SITES.  Could you
> > please visit
> >
> > and correct the problems listed there?  The individual port with a
> > problem is textproc/ripole.
> This appears to be a transient error that has already corrected itself:
>   - Manually going to the site and clicking on the link allows the
> ripole-0.2.0.tar.gz file to be downloaded.
>   - Putting the URL
> into a browser
> allows the file to be downloaded.
>   - Using fetch from the commandline with the above URL allows the
> file to be downloaded.
>   - Running "make fetch" from the port directory allows the file to be
> downloaded.

The fact that the error was transient isn't really the issue; if the
port was unfetchable, even transiently, then it denied service to
users who tried to build it during that time.  Try to add another

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