distfile status - do I have to do something about it?

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Sun Aug 21 20:56:26 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 02:22:08PM -0400, b. f. wrote:
> > I maintain these 2 ports:
> >
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~ehaupt/distilator/mexas@bristol.ac.uk-bad.html
> >
> > Do I have to do something about it?
> Probably not for the 500s, unless the recur many times.  The NXDOMAIN
> is more troubling:  you should investigate if upstream has moved, or
> is defunct.  If you can't determine this by other information, and the
> site is unreachable, wait a while, to ensure that it is not a
> temporary outage with someone's nameserver, and then, if the problem
> has not been solved, find another place to host the distfiles, or
> deprecate the port.

Some 500s indeed recur many times.
I want to fix those too. However,
some are defined in Mk/bsd.sites.mk,
e.g.: sunsite.org.uk

What's the procedure for updating

Anton Shterenlikht
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