Adding distfiles to the repository

William Siegrist wsiegrist at
Mon Jul 21 12:56:45 PDT 2008

On Jul 18, 2008, at 10:45 AM, William Siegrist wrote:

> On Jul 17, 2008, at 4:08 PM, Blair Zajac wrote:
>> William Siegrist wrote:
>>> On Jul 17, 2008, at 3:09 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>>> On Jul 17, 2008, at 17:01, Blair Zajac wrote:
>>>>> William Siegrist wrote:
>>>>>> please allow at least 24hr after a portfile is updated
>>>>>> before complaining though, as the mirror is only updated daily.
>>>>> Thanks for this info.  Can we up the cron from 24 to something  
>>>>> on a shorter basis?
>>>> This may be relevant for the php5-devel port as well. It's  
>>>> currently tracking php 5.2 release candidates but I now have a  
>>>> request from a user who wants to try a feature only available in  
>>>> php 5.3. The php team provides snapshot tarballs of php 5.3, but  
>>>> they're generated every two hours, and disappear after ten hours.  
>>>> So I would have to make sure to time my commit such that it's  
>>>> less than ten hours until the portmirror process runs on the  
>>>> distfiles mirror machine. Which I could do. But it would be  
>>>> convenient if I wouldn't have to remember to do that. Who knows  
>>>> what time of day I might feel like working on my ports.
>>> The current process takes 6-8 hours to run and eats a decent  
>>> amount of cpu cycles because it tries to mirror every variant of  
>>> every port, so doing it more often wont work well on the server.  
>>> Like I've said before, this allows for daily re-trying if the  
>>> mirroring fails the first day.  What I could do is add a mirror  
>>> attempt during post-commit as well. So every port gets mirrored  
>>> upon commit and then once a day after that. When you commit, if  
>>> your distfile is unavailable, it'll get retried the next morning  
>>> during the daily job.  I think this is reasonable and covers  
>>> everyone's needs.
>> That sounds good.
> I have a slightly-tested job in place for post-commit mirroring. It  
> will send email to maintainers if mirroring fails, much like how  
> lint nags you.

The post-commit mirroring seems to be working and no one has  
complained about emails nagging them with errors.

Ryan, let me know if you still have trouble with php5-devel.


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