New tools for committers and maintainers

Wesley Shields wxs at
Tue Oct 19 18:17:23 UTC 2010

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 08:12:23PM +0300, Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
> Hi,
> A new tool was just committed to ports, ports-mgmt/distilator.
> It will check for you each of the MASTER_SITES of the port you call it
> with.

The link I was given when ehaupt@ ran it included URLs in pkg-descr too.
It even found some of those that were no longer valid for me.

> I wold like to recommend that all the maintainers and commiters run it
> just before submitting/committing. It's fast enough (it doesn't
> download the DISTFILES, just checks each (MASTER_SITED, DISTFILES)
> combination and gives you a nice list of what file is (not) where.
> For speed, you will want to use perl-threaded.
> And yes, it's on it's way to be integrated into QAT and PortsMon, so
> there's no reason not to use it yourselves, to prevent receiving those
> nasty BotMails.
> A BIG thanks to ehaupt@ for writing it!

Agreed, thank you ehaupt@!

-- WXS

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