port does not fetch with fetch -A, redirect

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at over-yonder.net
Sat Sep 12 17:04:39 UTC 2009

On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 01:57:07PM +0100 I heard the voice of
Matthew Seaman, and lo! it spake thus:
> Despite the problems you report, it seems to work fine from here.

It doesn't work fine when you use fetch -A, which ports does for the
fetch target.

I had to do the same thing (manually dereference to the
launchpadlibrarian.net URL) for the bazaar-ng and bzrtools ports.
It's a ugly PITA.  I wish ports just followed the redirects; we have
SIZE and 2 checksums to tell us if it points to something we don't
want.  But who wants to start THAT flamefest?

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at over-yonder.net
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