FreeBSD ports: 1 unfetchable distfile: textproc/ripole

Freddie Cash fcash at
Tue Mar 21 20:34:07 UTC 2006

On Tue, March 21, 2006 10:33 am, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> 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
> mirror.

It's downloadable from the RipOLE site and the FreeBSD FTP servers
(pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/ripole* list 4 different versions).  Does
it need more than that?  I'm not currently authorised to run public
FTP/HTTP services from work, but if need be, I could look into that.

Freddie Cash
fcash at

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