RFC: svn for make fetch

Dmitry Marakasov amdmi3 at amdmi3.ru
Mon Nov 16 12:16:26 UTC 2009

* Eitan Adler (eitanadlerlist at gmail.com) 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 was discussed many times before, and this is a bad idea.
- No checksums -> security issue
- No distfile caching/mirroring -> excess traffic consumption and
  horrible availability
and I hope you're not even thinking of fetching from VCS without
specifying exact revision.

Some standard way of generating distfiles from VCS may be nice though,
if it goes into separate mk-file and supports all major VCS.

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