Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Fri May 23 02:32:26 PDT 2008

On May 19, 2008, at 14:35, William Siegrist wrote:

> I've begun experimenting with hosting a distfile mirror on Mac OS  
> Forge for MacPorts. This is very much a beta service, so it wont be  
> automatically used by MacPorts just yet. But if you have trouble  
> fetching a distfile, the checksums fail repeatedly, or you need an  
> old distfile, you might try looking here:
> http://distfiles.macports.org/<portname>/

I hope it's not actually <portname> but <dist_subdir> as defined in  
the port. For most ports, <dist_subdir> will equal <portname> but  
some ports may override it.

> Disclaimer:  this service is experimental, it may not be available  
> all of the time, it may not contain all distfiles, I will probably  
> rearrange the files later, it may not always be up to date with the  
> portfiles in the svn repo, etc etc.
> Also, there may be some ports out there that forbid mirroring of  
> their distfiles. If you know of such a port, you can email me  
> directly with the port name so it can be excluded from mirroring.

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