bsd.port.mk FETCH_ARGS defaults, why "-A" ?
freebsd.contact at marino.st
Sat Dec 28 00:12:47 UTC 2013
For months I've been getting a lot of fetch failures in ports that I
couldn't reproduce outside of them. It appears it is caused by the
default "-A" passed to fetch.
For example, /usr/ports/emulators/javatari will fail with "make fetch"
but it will succeed with with "make fetch FETCH_ARGS=-Fpr"
I'd like to understand why "-A" is the default. Clearly many distfiles
could be retrieved that aren't, so I'd like to know what -A is saving us
from, and why that would be worse than the current situation?
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