molden and distfiles mirror

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Jul 11 16:04:34 PDT 2008

On Jul 11, 2008, at 09:11, William Siegrist wrote:

> On Jul 11, 2008, at 1:54 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> The molden port says:
>>> # I (Jochen Küpper) got explicit permission to distribute molden  
>>> as a
>>> # MacPorts port, given that the source-code is always downloaded  
>>> from
>>> # the authors webpage and we add a banner asking users to  
>>> register at
>>> # the following web-page:
>> What are the implications now that MacPorts mirrors distfiles at
> Restrictions like this need to be mailed to me so I can remove the  
> port from the mirror process. I'll take care of this today. If  
> someone wants to ask the dev about mirroring it, I can always re- 
> add later but sounds like they wont want that.

We need to add a keyword to the portfile syntax for this.
What should it be?
"fetch.mirror", default "yes", can be set to "no" by portfile authors?
Or should it not be linked with the fetch phase?
"mirror_distfile" default "yes"?

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