ehaupt at FreeBSD.org
Wed Aug 3 08:30:08 UTC 2011
Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Aug 2011 07:04:11 -0700, perryh at pluto.rain.com wrote:
> > Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at freebsd.org> wrote:
> >> On Wed, 03 Aug 2011 02:02:39 -0700, perryh at pluto.rain.com wrote:
> >> > What, exactly, is the significance of the list at
> >> >
> >> >
> >> http://people.freebsd.org/~ehaupt/distilator/ports@FreeBSD.org-bad.html
> >> > 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 FreeBSD.org-bad.html (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.
I have to admit that 'distilator' definitely needs more public
relations work and way more explanatory text.
I wouldn't mind altering, amending the text but I could use some help.
I'm also open for suggestions to create different kind of reports that
might be more helpful.
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