mediawiki- file unavailable from

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Fri May 7 09:49:07 UTC 2010

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On 07/05/2010 10:30:41, David Southwell wrote:
> Hi
> Is the a makefile error, resource problem or am I in error?
> dns1# make clean
> ===>  Cleaning for mediawiki-1.15.3
> dns1# make
> ===>  Found saved configuration for mediawiki-1.15.1
> => mediawiki-1.15.3.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/.
> => Attempting to fetch from
> fetch: 
> Moved Permanently
> => Attempting to fetch from 
> fetch: 
> File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
> => Couldn't fetch it - please try to retrieve this
> => port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles/ and try again.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/www/mediawiki.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/www/mediawiki.
> Thanks in advance

Mediawiki were doing maintenance.  Attempting to grab the tarball
manually, I got redirected to and the following message:

Some files from are temporarily offline while we
perform some maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience!

However, the required tarball seems to be readily available on

% fetch -v
looking up
connecting to
301 redirect to
looking up
connecting to
remote size / mtime: 11486661 / 0
mediawiki-1.15.3.tar.gz                       100% of   10 MB  341 kBps

Notice the 301 HTTP redirect in the middle of all that?  The ports does
not follow such redirects as a matter of policy.  Unfortunately this
means the mediawiki tarball will be temporarily out of reach by the
ports.  Should the situation remain as it is for any appreciable length
of time, then a modification to the port to have it download from will solve that problem.

In the mean time, I suggest you use fetch as above, then copy the
tarball into /usr/ports/distfiles and try building the port again.



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