availability of distfiles
kdk at daleco.biz
Mon Apr 24 22:16:02 UTC 2006
> Hi. I have a question regarding how distfiles become available to the
> ports tree. For example, on freshports it says that a version is
> available (since March 28) for a given port. When I attempt to install
> the port ("make install clean") I see that FreeBSD is trying to find
> the distfile for the same version but it fails. When I manually take a
> look at the distfile location the version indeed does not exist. So
> how can this happen?
Ports tree out of date? (doesn't seem overly likely, but...)
Newer version exists?
Version change backed out due to security issues?
" " " performance issues?
Distfiles moved ... (see first one above....)
Need better MASTER_SITE variable?
Really, one can only guess. You didn't say _which_
port, for starters.
Bill Fenner does some work on this: see:
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