RFC: svn for make fetch

Xin LI delphij at delphij.net
Mon Nov 9 22:29:15 UTC 2009

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Eitan Adler wrote:
> I was hoping to get a bit more of a response to a recent posting of
> mine with regard to using svn to fetch files for ports
> My proposal: http://www.mail-archive.com/freebsd-ports@freebsd.org/msg23776.html
> A summary of what has been going on:
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/EitanAdler/ports-svn
> This is something that more than 2 people should have an input on

Just my $0.02 but I think it would be great if we can do:

 - "make fetch" would prefer using a pre-packaged tarball, but fallback
to a svn/whatever checkout with a specific revision number, then
generate a tarball from the export.
 - "make checksum" would check the tarball's checksum.

Maybe we can also have some variables to control that we actually want
the 'HEAD' revision without checking any checksum.  However, I think it
would be nice if we can do a checksum'ed checkout for specific SCM
revision, especially if we want to have ports to work not only for
*-devel ports where we would prefer signed source code.

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