Deprecation: round3

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at
Wed Aug 3 08:10:13 UTC 2011

On Wed, 03 Aug 2011 07:04:11 -0700, perryh at wrote:
> Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at> wrote:
>> On Wed, 03 Aug 2011 02:02:39 -0700, perryh at wrote:
>> > What, exactly, is the significance of the list at
>> >
>> > 
>> > beyond that the ports listed there are unmaintained?
>> >
>> > "make fetch" succeeded for every one of the ~150 ports that
>> > I tried from that list ...
>> Each ports defines a list of mirrors where the distfile should
>> hosted, and the infrastructure append some FreeBSD mirror for
>> convenience.
>> the list represent the number of problematic mirrors.
>> It doen't mean the ports is not fetchable yet, it mean some of
>> its mirrors do not share the distfile anymore.
> Any thought of adding that explanation to ~ehaupt/distilator and/or
> to ~ehaupt/distilator/ports at (or making it more
> prominent, if it is already there)?  All I could figure out was that
> the list had something to do with unfetchable distfiles, thus my
> confusion when "make fetch" succeeded.

Those with unfetchable distfiles are either marked as broken or 
deprecated currently :)
concerning the explanation that would be a good idea, let's see what 
ehaupt think about this.


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