RedPorts and restricted distfiles

Bernhard Fröhlich decke at
Sun Mar 9 17:54:52 UTC 2014

Am 09.03.2014 18:33 schrieb "Rainer Hurling" <rhurlin at>:
> I am trying to test an update of astro/xephem, which has a restricted
> distfile.
> I tried to svn commit the source file as
> 'distfiles/xephem-3.7.6.tar.gz', but without luck.
> The RedPorts script seem to expect the distfile at 'tmp/distfiles'. I
> got this error message:
> xephem-3.7.6 because of licensing restrictions, you must manually fetch
> xephem-3.7.6.tar.gz from, place
> it in /tmp/distfiles and then run make again.
> Is there any way, one can test ports with restricted distfiles on
> Any help is really appreciated.
> Rainer Hurling

The easiest way to test it is to remove/comment the restricted line and/or
put the file on an additional temporary mirror. Tinderbox uses a distfile
cache that is shared per machine so it's a bit complicated to inject
distfiles there from your build.

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